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19 January 2019

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Tom Broadbent felt his new side were well worthy of their win against Tranmere.

Broadbent started the game just a day after joining the club from Bristol Rovers and was a colossus at the back in the second half as the home side piled the pressure on.

Marc Richards and Michael Doughty scored Town’s two goals sending the visitors in with a two-goal lead. Broadbent and his defensive colleagues couldn’t stop League Two’s scorer from bagging his 20th goal of the season to force a less-simple end to the game.

James Norwood swept past Lawrence Vigouroux on 51 minutes to create a tighter latter period.

Broadbent felt that the determination of the team was a big plus-point:

“I felt, first half, we were quite comfortable and then they came at us in the second – we’ve weathered the storm and come away with the three points.

“We were decent in the first half an hour – we’ve got some really good players and I can see us climbing the table even more.

“There was a bit of grit, determination and that was good to see. I think organisation is one of my strengths and there’s a couple of young lads in the team so it’s about getting the basics right, getting the shape right and going from there.

“I play every game the same whatever crowd there is so I just get my head down and play.”

The new signing was quizzed on his move and subsequent whirlwind 24 hours:

“I just love playing football – I played a lot of non-league and a lot in the army as well but it’s nice to be out there at a good level.

“I only had one session yesterday and Friday sessions are never heavy – I still don’t know everyone’s name properly but I’m sure I will soon.

“The pitch we trained on yesterday was a bit heavy and soft so you couldn’t really get a picture – I think the lads showed the ability that they’ve got to get the ball down and play today.”

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