Garner: Let the good run go on

Andy Garner: Hoping winning run continues

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Assistant manager Andy Garner believes Sheffield United's push up the table is gaining momentum after their 3-1 win over Tranmere.

Goals from Jamie Murphy, Jose Baxter and Ryan Flynn saw the Blades climb above Tranmere in the table although Ash Taylor restored some respectability in the closing stages.

Garne said: "I thought we deserved that out there.

"It was a good positive display where we demonstrated a good positive attitude. That's something we'd spoken about and worked on in the week.

"The first goal is always vital and so it was great to see us get it because, perhaps on too many occasions, we have been chasing games rather than controlling them although that's what we've done now.

"That was a pressure situation because we were the team at home and we knew the onus was on us.

"However, I thought we responded to that well and showed really good character. Plus, what was expecially pleasing, was that all of our goals were really well-worked.

"We knew we'd have to work hard and we knew Tranmere would be tough to beat but, although it's only one game at a time, we are moving in the right direction, gathering momentum and are on a good run."

Murphy ensured United seized control of this crucial League One fixture between two teams fighting for their lives towards the foot of the table by turning home beyon Owain Fon Williams in the seventh minute.

The former Scotland Under-21 international fired home on the turn after Neill Collins had met Baxter's corner.

Murphy's compatriots Flynn and Stephen McGinn went close soon after as United threatened to overwhelm Rovers.

But Lowe served notice that Moore's team would not go down without a fight when he tested George Long's handling having earlier seen a close-range effort cleared off the goal-line by Harry Maguire.

But when Baxter and Flynn pounced after the break, Rovers crumbled.

McGinn and Porter, who later drew a superb save from Fon Williams, combined to present Baxter with the opportunity to claim his fourth goal in only five outings before Flynn's powerful finish put the game beyond Rovers' reach before Taylor's late consolation.