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Rovers must 'get back to basics' against Notts County, says Moore
RONNIE Moore says Tranmere Rovers must get back to basics if they are to have any chance of denying bottom-of-the-table Notts County three points tomorrow.
Rovers head to Meadow Lane aiming for their second League One away win of the season.
Sitting in 17th place in the division, three points could lift Tranmere closer to mid-table.
Rovers conceded four goals last weekend at home to Brentford and the manager wants to see a better performance at the back.
He told the club's website Tranmere Player: "You can't defend like we did in the first 15 minutes. If we go and defend like that we'll concede goals.
"We've got to go with the right attitude. If we start like we finished, taking away the penalty, then we'll be ok.
“The attitude, commitment and desire was fantastic and a point would have felt like a win.
"We need to start winning games. We had a tremendous start last season but that's all history.
"We're not quite where we want to be and we know where we're short.
"We're being punished for every individual defensive error we make and we got away with it last year.
"We made one or two mistakes but when we were on that little roll things go for you. This season they haven't.
"We've got to get back to basics. If we're scoring three goals at home we don't expect to lose it.
"We're not going there to defend, that's not the way we are, we'll go there trying to win the game.
"It's about how we play, if we play to the best of our ability we'll win the game."
Tomorrow's game, kick-off 3pm, will be the 41st time the two clubs have gone head to head, with Rovers holding a 17 wins to 16 advantage.
County currently occupy 24th and last place in League One with one point from their opening seven fixtures. At home the Magpies have lost all three league games.
Moore is without midfielders Andy Robinson, James Wallace and Jake Kirby for Saturday's game.
Robinson made his comeback from a groin problem as a substitute against Brentford but picked up a knee injury while on the pitch.
Wallace remains sidelined with a knee injury while Kirby picked up an ankle injury in training around a fortnight ago.
Midfielder Jason Koumas has resumed training and could be included in the squad but Andrai Jones won't be involved after his loan spell from Barnsley came to an end.
Rovers face Stoke in the Capital Cup second round at Prenton Park next Wednesday, September 25. Kick-off 7.45pm.