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Moore hails 'fantastic' Wallace

15 October 2012

Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore believes skipper James Wallace is the best in the league after he spearheaded the npower League One table-toppers' comeback in a 3-2 win against Yeovil.

The former Everton man started Tranmere's recovery before further goals from Jake Cassidy and Danny Holmes sealed the win after Paddy Madden and Sam Foley had earlier put Yeovil ahead.

Moore believes the midfielder shone against Yeovil in a squad he rates highly, but warned there is still room for improvement at Tranmere. He said: "I thought James was fantastic. He was streets ahead of everybody with his passing and his movement. He sees the pass all the time."

The Rovers manager added: "He obviously scored the goal that got us back into the game and don't forget, he's only 20. He's one hell of a player and at this level, I don't think there's many better midfield players.

"It's hard to say if this is the best squad I've ever been with but there's no doubt, they're one of them. We showed a lot of character to come from two goals down, but we were awful in the first half with the goals we gave away.

"We weren't at the races all day, but we showed a bit of courage, determination and togetherness and scored at the right time - just before half-time. I felt that once we got in at 2-1, it was a game we could go and win."

Yeovil assistant boss Terry Skiverton admitted his side were disappointed, but paid tribute to Tranmere's determination to win.

"Yes there's bitter disappointment in the dressing room," he said.

"For the first 20 minutes, we were outstanding and could have had one or two more goals in that period. But you can understand why they're top of the league and the timing of the goal - right on the stroke of half time knocked the stuffing out of us.

"The positives are that our start was excellent, but it was just that 15-minute spell in the second half where we just didn't stand up to them. It's a good Tranmere team and their fans got behind them, whereas we've been good in the past and stopping those dangerous times."


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