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McMahon: We have grit

John McMahon insists his Tranmere players are up for the fight to survive relegation as they earned a 2-2 draw against Oldham.

James Wesolowski opened the scoring for the visitors only for veteran Jason Koumas' deflected effort to pull Tranmere level.

And when Liam Ridehalgh put into his own net to nudge Oldham back in front, Ryan Lowe equalised with his 18th goal of the season to earn the hosts a share of the spoils.

"I can't fault the application of the lads," McMahon said. "They showed once again that they're definitely up for the fight, and we will have to keep fighting because it's very close towards the bottom of the table.

"I thought both sides had decent spells as the game went on. Obviously Oldham started well and had us pinned back a little bit, but once Jason had brought us level I thought we were in control then.

"It was frustrating for us when they went and got a fortunate goal. At that point I felt we were pushing for the victory and then a cross comes over and there's absolutely nothing young Liam can do about that one.

"I had every confidence in the lads to respond, though, and I thought we had done enough to maybe have nicked it by the end.

"Ryan's done what he's best at. He's met Jake (Cassidy's) cross perfectly and placed the ball past the 'keeper with superb accuracy really. He's just deadly in front of goal like that."