Les Parry hails Tranmere Rovers players after shock win over Norwich City
TRANMERE boss Les Parry saluted his players’ work rate after they gave their survival hopes a major boost with a 3-1 win over League One leaders Norwich City at Prenton Park.
Ian Thomas-Moore netted two penalties and Craig Curran was also on target as Rovers climbed out of the bottom four.
Norwich had to play for 78 minutes with 10 men after goalkeeper Fraser Forster was sent off.
“Every single player gave 110% tonight and they had to because Norwich are a class act,” Parry said.
“We had a little sit down this week and looked at how we’ve been playing.
“We decided to get back to the way we played to get ourselves out of trouble. That meant closing, squeezing and fighting and we did that tonight.
“Their keeper made some fabulous saves, while Ash Taylor missed a free header and Chris McCready saved one on the line. Apart from the decisions that gave us goals we also created a hell of a lot ourselves.”
Parry paid tribute to skipper Thomas-Moore, who notched the 100th and 101st league goals of his career.
“I didn’t realise until before the game that Ian was on 99,” Parry added.
“It’s a tremendous achievement and I thought our front three worked their socks off.
“Despite his knee blowing up Ian was keen to play at Brighton last week and it was hard to stop him playing but we had to because we’ve got the whole season to think about.
“The rest we gave him allowed it to settle down completely and you’ve seen the benefit of that tonight.
“This is just three points but if we play like that at Swindon on Monday we might be able to nick something there.”