Ronnie Moore: Tranmere players need to show right attitude

Ronnie Moore

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore says his players need to show a "positive attitude" when they face Peterborough in League One on Saturday.

Rovers have lost 5-0 the last two times they have faced Posh in the FA Cup in December and the league in August.

"Hopefully we can make up for the two games we have had in the past, getting beaten 10-0 on aggregate," Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We don't need to go there panicking because it is in the past."

Tranmere have won just once in the last seven games, and currently lie 20th in the table, just one point above the relegation zone.

Moore feels his side should forget about the previous hammerings and look to stop the opposition from playing.

"The players will be embarrassed because there is nothing worse than two 5-0 defeats against the same team," said Moore.

"You would like to go there with a positive attitude and think that isn't going to happen again.

"We need the right attitude and stop them from playing. We didn't keep the ball well enough last time and if you don't do that against good sides, you get punished."

Striker Britt Assombalonga has scored 17 league goals for Peterborough this season, with partner Lee Tomlin - suspended for the game - netting nine, while Nicky Ajose has added six.

The goals have propelled Darren Ferguson's side to the verge of a play-off spot and Moore says his defenders will need to contain the front men.

"The lads will see the goals [from the previous meetings] and they haven't really had to work to score them," he added.

"We will concentrate on how to stop the two up top because they score goals but at present they are leaking them too so we have to be positive in our approach."