Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill warned his players that they ‘haven’t achieved achieving yet’ after they took a step closer to a play-off place by beating Bradford City 1-0 on Tuesday night.
An own goal from Bradford centre-back Paudie O’Connor in first-half stoppage time was enough to secure a precious three points for Rovers.
The victory gives Tranmere outfit a seven-point buffer to eighth-placed Exeter City.
There are only three games remaining, two of which are against relegation-threatened sides in the form of Barrow and Colchester.
Hill is delighted with the effort up to this point but cautioned against premature celebrations.
“We should be fighting for promotion and that’s what the lads are doing, and at no point have they given up and that represents our values, and it represents strong people,” he told tranmererovers.co.uk.
“I’m pleased for the players and we have to balance our emotions and I’m really pleased for everyone involved with the football club and the players deserve an enormous amount of credit as they have stood up and have been counted.
“We have got three special games coming up but we haven’t achieved anything yet other than the three point feeling again and it’s good to get the three points and the lads have shown great attitude and application and it’s very important that we represent our supporters, our Club values and we represent each other.”
Rovers, who are vying for an immediate return to the third tier after their controversial points-per-game relegation in 2019/20, are four points off Bolton Wanderers in the all-important third automatic spot but just have three games to catch the in-form Trotters.
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