22nd May, 2019

'We had more to offer' says McDonald following Tranmere defeat

FOOTBALL: LIAM McDonald felt his side had more to offer on Monday afternoon after Moors slipped to a 2-0 home loss against Tranmere Rovers.

A goal either side of half-time secured victory for Rovers in a game that left McDonald frustrated once again at home.

He said: “It was always going to be difficult and we looked tired from the start to the finish.

“We’re disappointed that we’ve conceded a soft goal and we’re not learning from our mistakes.

“I feel we’ve let ourselves down. We knew we were going to be up against it from the very start but I just think that we could’ve been a lot more competitive.

“In the second-half we were much better and we passed it better but we played nervous in the first-half.”

Chances for the Moors were few and far between with McDonald left rueing a golden opportunity to equalise in the second-half.

“At 1-0, Darren Carter should’ve scored and we had them on the ropes a little bit,” said McDonald.

“That was a great chance to make it 1-1.

“The plan was to stay in the game for as long as possible until we put Dapo (Afolayan) and Tahv (Campbell) on and really get running.

“We’re better than what we were last season and hopefully we can get another body through the door this week that we’ve been working on.

2If that comes off then it will be another good signing for us.”

Next up for McDonald’s men is a trip to Aldershot – another game that he says will once again put his side to the test.

He added: “It’s straight into the lions den again because for me, Aldershot are my pick to run the other teams close.

“It’s going to be a tough game for us again and we’ve got to go there with confidence from the last few games.

“Simeon Maye’s definitely back for Saturday, he trained on Thursday.

“Jermaine (Hylton) – we’re just counting the days down to be honest. He’s one of the best players in this division and with him we are something different. Without him, he’s a big loss.

“Jermaine can catapult us into a side that people will fear because he’s that good.

“Not to forget (Calum) Flanagan because defensively we need to be better and he’s the best defender at the football club and we need him back.”

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