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MANAGER: Hopefully we'll take the good things we did into Saturday's game

John Sheridan on some strong performances

19 September 2018

Kelvin Etuhu walked away with his second consecutive Peter Jackson the Jeweller man-of-the-match award on Saturday following another dominant performance in the centre of the park.

Speaking after full time, manager John Sheridan confirmed that he’d been impressed with what was a very committed display from his tough-tackling midfielder.

“I thought Kelvin was excellent,” he said. “That’s the way he needs to play all the time.

“That’s what he’s about and he’s probably the best player in the division when he plays like that, in terms of what he does in getting around people, nicking things and starting play.”

“I know I repeat myself but overall I thought it was a really good team performance,” he continued. “Kelvin got the nod as man of the match, but there were some other good individual performances as well.

“I’ll look at the good things we did which saw us control a lot of the game and hopefully we’ll take those with us when we play Bury on Saturday.”

The Tranmere game also saw second year youth product Liam McCarron make his league debut as he came off the bench to replace Richie Bennett late in the day.

“He’s in and around the first team and that’s because we all believe he’s got a bright future in the game,” the manager explained. “He came on at a difficult time, but it won’t do him any harm. It’s valuable experience for him.

“If he wants to be a professional and get into the first team he has to compete. I know it was only a little cameo, but I bet he feels good.

“He’s a positive kid and he likes to run at people. He has bags of enthusiasm, because he’s young, so hopefully this will lead him on to wanting more of it.”

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