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Rovers end the season with home draw
TRANMERE Rovers ended their League One season with a 1-1 draw against Scunthorpe United at Prenton Park on Saturday.
Mark McChrystal scored the goal which earned Ronnie Moore's side a final league position of 12th, their highest for three years.
Ronnie said: "It was a great ball in for the goal. It was nice for McChrystal to put the ball in the net and we had one or two decent chances in the first half.
"No one would have thought the club would finish in the top half, it's fantastic.
"But the hard work starts now. We've got to release five or six players and use the money to get others in."
Moore 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.
Rovers were beaten 4-2 by Colchester in their final away game of the season at the Weston Community Homes Stadium a week previously.
Moore, who signed a new year-one contract two weeks ago, now plans to bring in new players for the new campaign.
He has already offered contracts to midfielders Andy Robinson and John Welsh, defender Ian Goodison, Ash Taylor and player of the season David Buchanan.
Ronnie continued: "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 said last week: "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."