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Ronnie hopes Rovers will end the season on a high against Scunthorpe
RONNIE Moore hopes Tranmere Rovers will go out on a high in this weekend's end-of-season home game against Scunthorpe United.
The manager took Rovers to within an inch of the play-offs at the end of his last season with the club, against Scunthorpe, in 2009. They denied his squad a place by an 88th-minute equaliser.
It saw Tranmere finish seventh in the League One table, and obviously this was not enough to satisfy his bosses, who sacked him days later.
Looking forward to Saturday's game at Prenton Park, which kicks off at 3pm, Ronnie said this morning: "Last time we played Scunthorpe, obviously, it was a massive game.
"This time there's not a great deal at stake, but we want to go and play with a great deal of pride.
"We want to finish well and show the public and thank them for the support we’ve had this season.”
Rovers, currently 13th on the League One table, were beaten 4-2 by Colchester in their final away game of the season at the Weston Community Homes Stadium on Saturday.
Moore, who signed a new year-one contract last week, plans to bring in new players for the new campaign.
In order for him to do this he is urging fans to show their support for the club by purchasing season tickets for 2012-13.
He continued: "There will probably be six or seven lads missing next season. I've more or less decided who will be shown the door at the end of the season.
"It's been fantastic since I’ve been back, there’s been a terrific turnaround in the club’s fortunes. To come back and get the response I’ve had has been fantastic.
"But my job now is to get the right players in for next season, and a lot of that comes down to budgets. If you can get the right players for the right money, that's what counts.
"If you can get a couple of couple of cheap ‘frees’ over the summer that would be a help.”
Looking to next season, Ronnie continued: “It’s going to be a fantastic season, with some exciting games coming up. It’s also going to be a difficult, harder season, with more travelling, so we have to prepare for this.
“I don’t want to be sat looking over my shoulder next season saying ‘we need to win a game. We want to be more competitive. Some of the goals we have conceded this season have been jokes.
“Our home form is brilliant, and we need to ensure this is maintained next season. We also have to improve our away form.”