TRANMERE completed their Bristol Street Motors Trophy campaign with a 6-5 penalty shoot out defeat to Wigan following a goalless draw at Prenton Park. 

The visitors threatened early on with chances for Harry McHugh and Omar Rekik before Sam Taylor went close for the hosts. 

The stalemate continued after the break with Wigan's Charlie Wyke missing a header and former Rover Callum McManaman hitting a shot wide.

Rovers had their best chance of the game on 65 minutes when Kieron Morris and Harvey Saunders couldn’t quite hit home with the ball bobbling across goal.

With no goals after 90 minutes the tie went to penalties and when Joe Murphy saved Josh Stones’ fifth effort for Wigan, Saunders was handed the chance to win it for Tranmere only to see his effort hit the bar.

Kell Watts made it 6-5 to Wigan, before Dan Pike’s effort was saved by Ben Amos for Wigan to take the win.

Despite the shoot out defeat, Tranmere boss, Nigel Adkins, was impressed with what he saw.

"The players worked so hard," he said. "I was really pleased with a lot of the individual performances and collectively there was a really good defensive shape. 

"Wigan are a very good possession-based team and we nullified a lot of what they did and we were able to be compact and press very high.

"The work-rate, the intensity, the togetherness, the structure, the organisation was there for everyone to see and I was really pleased with many aspects of the game tonight."