League Two Play-Offs: What the managers needed to say forward of the second legs

Newport County and Morecambe each take leads into the League Two Play-Off Semi-Final second legs, as they take on Forest Inexperienced Rovers and Tranmere Rovers respectively this weekend, trying to guide their place at Wembley. Right here’s what the managers had two say forward of the second legs…

Jimmy Ball – Forest Inexperienced Rovers 

“Honest play to them, they got here after us. We hit the bar and their keeper made a great save within the second half, however that is football – wonderful margins. Two-nil generally is a daunting place to be as well, so we’ll lick our wounds and we’ll be okay.

“I believe it is nonetheless all about us and we have to do issues a bit bit higher than we did [in the first leg]. The standard wasn’t there and we received out-run and out-fought, which I do not like, however they seem to be a good side who deserve respect. We’ll bounce back, we’re resilient, and the subsequent sport is now do or die. Hopefully we get on the entrance foot early.

“The subsequent goal is large and if we will get it, it’s going to be a really attention-grabbing sport.”

Michael Flynn – Newport County

“I believed we have been wonderful and my solely gripe is that we did not kill the tie off [in the first leg]. They’re an excellent team so I am not getting carried away – we noticed what occurred last season, something can occur.

“The second goal provides us a bit little bit of a cushion however I might have appreciated – and thought we deserved – extra. I cannot be letting these players suppose that is carried out as a result of Forest Inexperienced are dangerous, so we’ll need to be at our best to get by to Wembley.”


Derek Adams – Morecambe

“We clearly knew how Tranmere have been going to play [in the first leg] and the followers have been at all times going to offer them a lift however we handled it. We scored two superb goals and may have had extra, however over the night time I am delighted with the players.

“It was essential to score first as a result of it is by no means straightforward right here. The players confirmed grit and dedication. It was a superb away performance for us.

“It is a bonus being 2-1 up, we did an excellent job however nonetheless have 90 minutes to play and we all know that.”

Ian Dawes – Tranmere Rovers

“It is a robust one to take, we conceded two poor goals which is disappointing, however we have been superb within the first half [of the first leg] and needed to step it up. They’re there to sluggish you down and they did that well, however we have to make certain we be taught from that.

“We all know their greatest energy is your greatest energy. Your greatest energy is having the ball and attacking and they’re going to look to counter, however we’ve to enter the second leg with confidence. The players have not received their heads down, they’ve perception that they will win the tie.

“There are a few issues we have to tweak and we’ll be greater than ready for Sunday. We all know it will likely be robust however we’ll be ready.”


You possibly can observe additional build-up, as well as updates on the second legs, through @SkyBetLeagueTwo on Twitter. 


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