Mark Palios: Tranmere Rovers fans 'entitled to boo' players

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Tranmere were relegated last year after 13 seasons in League One

Tranmere fans were entitled to boo their team after they suffered a third successive loss, says Rovers chairman Mark Palios.

Defeat at home to Wycombe on Tuesday leaves Tranmere one spot above the relegation places.

Boss Micky Adams took over at Prenton Park in October with the team bottom of the Football League, and he was tasked with avoiding successive relegations.

"They're entitled to boo, of course they are," said 62-year-old Palios.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "They pay the money, they pay the wages and they demand a performance from the players, the board and the management team as well.

"The thing was they weren't actually, during the course of the match, putting extra pressure on the players and I appreciated that."

Former Football Association chief executive Palios and his wife Nicola took over the club last August, and just two months into the season fired manager Rob Edwards.

Tranmere have struggled to name a settled team throughout the campaign, with Dan Gardner becoming the 44th player to arrive at the club when his loan move was confirmed.

"You've got to look at the circumstances," added Palios, who made over 280 appearances in two spells with Tranmere during his playing career.

"I think the general acceptance was that the squad that we had at the start of the season wasn't actually capable of competing and we therefore had to make the changes.

"Clearly there is a balance between not bringing too many players in and not getting a settled side, and I think there has been an element of that."

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