Date: 10th January 2015 at 5:37pm
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Tranmere Rovers visited the Globe Arena on Saturday in 23rd spot out of 24 in League Two. In a game of few chances which wasn`t helped by the freezing gale sweeping down the pitch from the adjacent Bay throughout the game, they returned to Prenton Park with a point after a goal-less draw which was a very poor spectacle as far as the supporters` were concerned. For Rovers` Manager Micky Adams, the good thing about the result is that at least his relatively new charges didn`t lose. They remain next to bottom in the table but are only one point behind Carlisle United, who lost at home to Cambridge at the same time. Jim Bentley – always optimistic and forever positive – saw the draw as at least a clean sheet, his team`s tenth of the season. Given that first team goalkeeper Barry Roche is still suffering from a long-term injury and that on-loan Fleetwood custodian and former Shrimps hero Scott Davies has had to return to his parent club after a loan period, the manager was also pleased with Andreas Arestidou`s assured performance today. He must envy better-supported clubs` ability to bring-in new signings during the forthcoming transfer window when his own team is unable even to re-sign Davies permanently as he would like to due to financial constraints. But Big Jim is always realistic and you never hear him moan. Morecambe remain in eleventh position after the game – and, as he said afterwards, for a club with a hard-core support of only 1400, this is an achievement which much richer clubs right across the country would sell all their assets to achieve. Good for him.Ref: Kevin Ilderton