Precious points for us - Parry

Tranmere boss Les Parry hailed his side's return to form as they inflicted only the seventh league defeat of the season on the Canaries.A 3-1 win was a major boost to his team's League One survival chances, lifting them to seventh from bottom of the table.

Tranmere boss Les Parry hailed his side's return to form as they inflicted only the seventh league defeat of the season on the Canaries.

A 3-1 win was a major boost to his team's League One survival chances, lifting them to seventh from bottom of the table.

He said: “We said all along that nobody was expecting us to get anything from Norwich and Swindon but whatever we did get would impact on what we needed from the games for the rest of the season and that's the massive part - that's three points less that we have to get for survival.

“Now if we go and play like that at Swindon, we might be able to nick something there as well. At least we've nibbled at the 12 points we needed.”


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Parry believed his players deserved their victory, regardless of whether they had the benefit of referee Eddie Ilderton's decisions.

“Every single player gave 100 per cent. They had to because Norwich are a class act,” said Parry.

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“We had a little sit-down this week and we decided to get back to playing the way we played to get ourselves out of trouble and that was close and squeeze and fight and we did that tonight.

“Norwich obviously think they are hard done by but having said that I'm not a great believer in 10 men being easy to play against and their 'keeper has made some fabulous saves.

“Ash Taylor missed an open goal with a header, Chris McCready saved one on the line, so apart from the decisions that gave us goals, we also created a hell of a lot ourselves."

Skipper Ian Thomas Moore reached a landmark with the first of his two goals.

Said Parry: “I didn't realise before the game that he was on 99 league goals and that was his 100th league goal, which is a tremendous achievement - absolutely brilliant.

“And as so often happens in these situations, he goes on to score his 101st in the same game.

“The front three worked their socks off. Terry Gornell came back in and I don't want to single him out but he did a great job tonight.”

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