McMahon delighted with Rovers victory over Coventry City

McMahon delighted with Rovers victory over Coventry City

Tranmere Rovers celebrate their second goal against Coventry City

Tranmere in action against Coventry City

Jake Kirby powers Tranmere's third goal in the net against Coventry City

Joe Murphy fails to stop Tranmere's penalty in the opening 15 minutes.

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ASSISTANT manager John McMahon was delighted after Rovers ran out 3-1 winners over Coventry City at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers took the lead from the penalty spot through Lowe early in the first-half.

The own goal came soon after half time and Kirby added the third midway through the second-half.

Coventry pulled one back late on but Tranmere had already done enough for their fourth home win of the season.

John McMahon named an unchanged team from the 2-2 draw at Bristol City, with James Wallace, Jason Koumas and Steve Jennings again teaming up in the centre of midfield.

McMahon has been given fist team reponsibilities following the suspension of Ronnie Moore pending an FA inquiry into a potential breach of betting rules.

In his post-match interview on Tranmere Player, McMahon said: "I thought the lads went about it really well.

"They showed a lot of enthusiasm, commitment, passion - all the things you'd expect from a team, but allied to that was a lot of quality football as well.

"If you're creating chances it's a positive. Today I thought we were bright and we were out of the traps. We caused them problems and it was a good open game.

"The delivery [for the second goal] makes it. When you've got Koumas on free kicks and set plays you're always likely to produce some quality in there.

"Clean sheets are important. If you look at Fon Williams coming off he's ranting and raving at the defenders and it always makes for a nervous last ten minutes so it was disappointing we conceded.

"Steve Jennings was fantastic. He's everything you want from a footballer on the field and off it. He calms things down.

"We're not going to get carried away because we've got three points. It's a massive three points bearing in mind the results today, but it's only three points.

"We're still in the position we're in and we still need to work hard and survive."

The result left Tranmere in 18th place in League One with a tally of 35 points.

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