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We must learn to pinch results - Moore.

TRANMERE need to find the knack of rescuing results from below-par performances, manager Ronnie Moore admits.

Moore would not argue that Yeovil merited their 1-0 win over Rovers at Huish Park on Saturday, but he reckoned his weakened side could still have found a way to salvage some reward.

"We have to learn to pinch results," Moore said. "We need to learn how to take something from the game when we are playing below our best.

"I can't remember us pinching a game this season.

When we are not at it, we lose."

Moore was prepared to make "a little excuse" for his players, several of whom laboured through the action suffering from the effects of a flu bug. Rovers were also short of three suspended players as well as defensive strongman Ian Goodison.

"The performance wasn't good," Moore conceded. "But we had four missing and I had to make more changes at half-time because of the flu.

"We had players out there who were basically below par because of the epidemic in the club. So we'll give them a little excuse for that.

"We should still come to places like Yeovil and keep the ball better and move the ball better than we did. We did not create enough chances and that was a big disappointment."

Moore revealed he became so concerned about the spread of the virus through his squad at one point on Friday that he considered seeking a postponement of the game.

He said: "Gareth Edds and Ian Moore wanted to play even though they still had the flu symptoms. They went out and had a go. Three of the lads on the bench, including Ed Sonko, who came on the second half, were also struggling."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 24, 2008
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