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Moore momentum

20 September 2012

Tranmere Rovers winger Andy Robinson believes the side's momentum that has seen them become the early frontrunners in npower League 1 started at the end of last season.

The Prenton Park club have amassed 17 points from their first seven matches - their latest result being a 3-0 home success over Bury.

And 32-year-old Robinson, who won the npower League 1 Player of the Month for August, believes the preparation of their early season form actually came from last term, when Ronnie Moore returned to the club to replace the departing Les Parry.

Speaking exclusively to the npower Football League podcast, Robinson said: "To be fair to Les [Parry], I think we let him down a bit - I think it was one win in 19.

"Ronnie [Moore] has come in though, and he's installed a belief in the boys, which was needed at that time, and that has snowballed on from the back-end of last year, when we were getting good results.

"This year, we have come out the traps and we're absolutely flying at the moment. We're not conceding many goals - I think we have the best record in the league - and we're certainly scoring goals at the other end.

"With that recipe you're going to pick up points and win football games, and that's what it's all about."

Tranmere travel to West Sussex to take on Crawley Town on Saturday, another side who are battling it out at the top of npower League 1.

Robinson, a former Swansea City player, believes the attitude and make-up of the Rovers squad is a key component of their successful start, and that will be on show again as they travel to the Broadfield Stadium this weekend.

"We're an organised, honest bunch of lads," he added.

"I think it's worth noting that our budget is not one of the greatest in the league so we will probably need to work a lot harder than other teams to get results on the Saturday and we've got that.

"The will of all the lads to try and get a result for this club is unbelievable and we'll need that in the coming games.

"We won't get carried away but we will certainly enjoy being top of the league."

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