TRANMERE boss Nigel Adkins praised the grit his side showed against a team he feels will be promoted after they beat Wrexham 1-0 at the Racecourse Ground. 

Tranmere now have three wins in four games and Luke Norris took advantage of Andy Cannon’s error early to seal victory for Rovers and inflict Wrexham’s third home loss of the campaign.

Norris dragged an effort wide in the opening five minutes before taking advantage of Andy Cannon’s error to slot past Arthur Okonkwo and put the visitors ahead.

Wrexham’s Luke Young tested Luke McGee not long after and Cannon’s goal-line clearance denied Tranmere a second before the quarter-hour mark.

After intense Wrexham pressure Eoghan O’Connell brought McGee into action again before Paul Mullin headed into the side-netting from Ryan Barnett’s 42nd-minute cross and Young’s effort flew over the bar before half-time.

The hosts continued to search for the equaliser after the break and substitute Sam Dalby could not connect with Elliot Lee’s low cross, the striker later heading wide.

Tranmere’s Rob Apter drilled a shot off-target with 15 minutes left before McGee parried Lee’s deflected effort over and Wrexham’s Jordan Davies blasted wide as full-time approached.

Adkins said: “It’s a good finish and we knew we’d get an opportunity. After that it’s fair to say we had to go and fix bayonets, they were in the ascendancy and we couldn’t keep the football.

“We passed the ball a lot better in the second half. They made five substitutions, they were a land of giants, we knew they would be, set-pieces were always going to be a threat, but the lads defended them ever so well and we kept the clean sheet.

“We’ve shown another dynamic to us as a team, that grit, resilience, togetherness of everybody sticking together and finding a way to go and win.

“The way the lads defended as a team and put some thunderous tackles in and blocks and the desire to keep the ball out of the back of the net is something for us to build on.

“Wrexham are going to get promoted and we’ve had to come away from home on an exceptional pitch and we’ve come away with three points.”