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League One

Moore urges fans to stick with team

21 November 2012

Manager Ronnie Moore has asked Tranmere supporters to remain patient with his side after Rovers were booed off following the goalless home draw against struggling Walsall.

Tranmere have failed to win any of their last four games at Prenton Park but are still two points clear at the top of the npower League One table.

"We're all disappointed we didn't win the game, and I don't want to harp on about supporters because they've been fantastic all season," said Moore.

"They get frustrated and if I'd have paid to watch, I might have given a boo here and there, but then gone home and thought they've done well them lads, did I really need to boo them?"

Jake Cassidy had chances to break the deadlock but the Wolves loanee could not add to his 10-goal tally this season.

Walsall had their own chances to take all three points, Will Grigg the most notable guilty party with a miss before the break.

With rivals Sheffield United only able to draw 3-3 at home against Crewe, Moore was not impressed with his side's treatment at the final whistle.

"It's great when you're winning - you're the hero - but it's not as good when you're drawing and still top of the league," he added. "We've played better. For me, energy-wise they've given it all but decision-wise, in some areas, they didn't get it right. But at the end of the day, it's a point and it's not that easy - shown by the fact none of the top seven have won."

Walsall boss Dean Smith felt his side could, and should, have been celebrating all three points. Instead, despite the creditable draw, the Saddlers are without a win in 13 games in all competitions going back to September 29.

"We've come to a team who are top of the table and played some really good stuff. I expected them to come back at us in the second half, which they did, but we stood firm and had our chances as well," he said.

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