Tranmere Rovers: Scunthorpe redemption for Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore praised Tranmere for their second-half fightback as the League One leaders came from a goal down to beat Scunthorpe 3-1 on Tuesday.

And there was redemption for Moore, who had unhappy memories of his last visit to Glanford Park with Tranmere in 2009.

"It makes up for the last time I was here," Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside. "Last time I was here, I got the sack. I don't think that will be happening."

Moore's misery at Glanford Park

Nigel Adkins and Ronnie Moore in May 2009
  • Tranmere's 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe in May 2009 denied Rovers a play-off place
  • Ronnie Moore's side would have finished in the top six, but an 88th-minute goal from Cliff Byrne saw Scunthorpe claim sixth spot
  • The Iron, then managed by Nigel Adkins, won promotion to the Championship at Wembley, while Moore was sacked a month later

Moore was dismissed after failing to reach the play-offs that season.

But Tranmere have been in scintillating form since the 59-year-old returned to Prenton Park in March, and Rovers stretched their lead at the top of the table to four points with victory on Tuesday.

Moore's side were 1-0 down at the interval, but a brace from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and a first goal of the campaign for captain James Wallace preserved Tranmere's unbeaten record in League One.

"It was a pity he [Akpa Akpro] didn't get his hat-trick, but we've got three players now all on seven goals so it shows we're doing something right," added Moore.

"We've got a fantastic game coming up now on Saturday [against fourth-placed Notts County].

"It will be a tough old game there because they're a good side, they move the ball well and it's a big pitch.

"But if we play anything like we've played in the second half, I don't think there's anybody in this league that will live with us."