Tranmere Rovers held to goalless draw against Carlisle

Jake Cassidy in action for Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Picture by Stuart Bogg Imaging.

Ryan Lowe in action for Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Picture: Stuart Bogg Imaging

Ryan Lowe in action for Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Picture: Stuart Bogg Imaging

Jake Kirby in action for Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Picture: Stuart Bogg Imaging

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro in action for Tranmere on Saturday. Picture: Stuart Bogg Imaging

Rovers' chairman Peter Johnson applauds the squad during Saturday's game. Picture: Stuart Bogg Imaging

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TRANMERE Rovers only managed to salvage a point from a goalless draw against Carlisle United at Prenton Park this afternoon.

John McMahon felt his squad's failure to make the most of their early pressure cost them in the home game against Carlisle. The result keeps Rovers just outside the bottom four.

In a post-match interview McMahon said: "It was our aim to start well and get them on the back foot which we did. We had a couple of really good opportunities, we hit the post and then from the corner a header was cleared off the line.

"The lads stuck at it and we had 22 minutes where we penned them in but when you're having pressure like that you need to score. We couldn't.

"We got a bit sloppy at times but I don't think you can knock the lads for that.

"We need to threaten a bit more [at set pieces]. We've got some physical presence in there so we need to be a little bit better, which we'll address on the training ground.

"The fans were very good, they were willing us forward and willing us to do well. They were right behind the lads.

"The lads are disappointed we've not got all three points but we've got to build from somewhere and why not from today?"

Rovers' League One fixtures continue with an away game against Colchester next Saturday.

On his squad's remaining six games of the season, McMahon said: "We need points. If we can get three points on Saturday, brilliant. We'll be focussing on three points and that's what we've got to do in every remaining match of the season."

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