RONNIE MOORE insisted there was still a ‘big job’ to do at Tranmere Rovers despite guiding his side seven points clear of the League One drop zone last night.
A richly deserved 2-1 home win over Preston North End saw Rovers extend their unbeaten run under Moore to three matches. Enoch Showunmi and Andy Robinson were on target as Moore’s men moved up to 16th in the table – just nine points away from the 50-point mark which usually guarantees safety from relegation.
The Tranmere manager said: “There’s some fighting spirit there but there’s still a big job to be done. Nothing’s happened. We’re not safe. We need those 50 points – that’s the first target we need to get to. Once we get there, we’ll have a little look over our shoulder and see where we are.”
Rovers fell behind to an early header from Preston’s Graham Cummins but mounted an impressive recovery, levelling through Showunmi. Goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams did not have a single save to make in the second half as the hosts dominated, with Robinson on hand to score the winner in the 67th minute.
Moore added: “We were fantastic from start to finish. We went 1-0 down to a sloppy goal but we showed a lot of spirit, a lot of desire and played some quality football at times.”
Moore revealed after the game that striker Ryan Brunt’s loan from Stoke City will be extended until the end of the season later this week.
He is also keen to keep Everton loanee James Wallace for another month.