Rovers pick up the points at Prenton Park

Rovers pick up the points at Prenton Park

Max Powers celebrates his goal for Tranmere Rovers against Shrewsbury.

ake Cassidy makes sure Max Powers goal crosses the line for Tranmere

Jake Cassidy on the ball for Tranmere Rovers against Shrewsbury.

Jean- Louis Akpa Akpro on the ball for Tranmere Rovers against Shrewsbury.

Tranmere caretaker manager, John McMahon on the line.

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TRANMERE Rovers continued their battle for crucial League One points with a 2-1 defeat of Shrewsbury Town at Prenton Park.

John McMahon's squad took the lead though Max Power and though Paul Parry equalised, substitute Junior Brown scored the winning goal late on.

It earned Rovers three points. They kick off the first of their final games of the season with an away match against Crawley Town on Tuesday night.

On Good Friday afternoon they are away to Gillingham and face Sheffield United at Prenton Park on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

In a post-match interview, caretaker manager John McMahon said: "Three points was everything. I think we were a bit nervous and anxious and it showed but the most important thing was the three points.

"It was a good position from Max [for the first goal], it was pleasing to see him there.He showed a bit of bravery at the far post to head that one back.

"They had a good spell [in the second half] and we were going back and back and back. They're a big, big side and [the equaliser] was a result.

"Junior has been terrific for the last couple of weeks in training.

"When he first arrived it was tough for him, he was getting to know a different group of players and what's expected of him.

"He's adapted really well and I was confident that when I put him on he'd give us something and he did.

"It's the monkey off our back [with back to back league wins], let's try and make it three on Tuesday.

"We've just climbed two mountains and we've got five to go.

"It means a lot to the players. I keep stressing to them that it's not about just coming in, playing the game and going home, it's about being part of the club.

"It affects too many people to not want to win and to not want to show effort and desire. It's too many people's jobs and livelihoods.

"We've got a massive responsibility as players and staff to survive for the people of Wirral, for supporters and for the people who work here.

"We need to take that responsibility and if we can keep doing that it bodes well for this football club."

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