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Striker Ian Thomas-Moore sets Tranmere safety target

Ian Thomas-Moore
Thomas-Moore has scored nine goals for Tranmere this season

Tranmere striker Ian Thomas-Moore says Rovers are targeting 50 points as a minimum for League One safety.

"We want to get to the 50-point milestone sooner rather than later and probable safety," the 34-year-old told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We're on 25 points and that's only halfway," he added.

Thomas-Moore scored Tranmere's winner in the 2-1 win over Carlisle on Monday, but saw his second-half penalty saved by keeper Adam Collin.

The failure from 12-yards is only his second during his Rovers career, with the other miss also saved by Colin. However, the former Burnley striker insists he will continue to take penalties in future matches.

"I spoke to the boys about it on Tuesday and I said there's no problem, I'll take the penalties," said Thomas-Moore.

"I just felt the Carlisle keeper had one over on me, as he saved one over at Carlisle and he saved one again on Monday, so that's why I gave the second one to Aaron Cresswell.

"I thought 'I'm never going to beat this guy'. But Aaron couldn't do it either, so I'll be there to take the next one.

"I saw Steven Gerrard miss a penalty [against Blackburn] so we're all human and we miss penalties and I'll be there to take another one if I get the chance."

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