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Micky Adams sets Armand Gnanduillet challenge

27 October 2014

Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Adams has challenged striker Armand Gnanduillet to play to his strengths after the Frenchman's double earned a 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon.

Gnanduillet, on loan from Chesterfield, twice pegged back the Dons to lift Tranmere off the bottom of League Two.

"I would like to see him [Gnanduillet] more in the box, he wants to come and get involved in things but if we're going to play to his strengths, in and around the box is where he's most effective," said Adams, who has drawn his first two games in charge of Rovers.

"I think it's been a good week for us, although we've not got that win at least we've scored a goal this week.

"We've got a couple of points on the board, we're unbeaten since I've been here and what we need to do now is get three points sooner rather than later.

"A week ago at Oxford I saw them concede goals and their heads went down, but I've tried to instil into them the belief that if there's minutes left in a game of football you don't drop your heads, you keep going and show that spirit and determination."

Jack Smith gave Wimbledon the lead with a chip in the 16th minute but Gnanduillet grabbed the equaliser moments later with a 25-yard effort which crept into James Shea's near post.

The Dons regained their lead a minute before the break when Barry Fuller crossed from the right for Adebayo Akinfenwa to head in his eighth goal in nine games.

But Gnanduillet had the final say for Tranmere - who are still winless since August and remain in the relegation places - in the 65th minute with a powerful header from Max Power's corner.

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