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Mellon: "It's been a great first five league games"

25 August 2018

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon is pleased with how the Club have started life back in the EFL following the 1-0 win against Port Vale.

James Norwood’s late winner secured all three points for Mellon’s men, as Tranmere now sit with eight points after five league games and remain unbeaten at home in League Two and yet to concede a goal on home soil.

Speaking to the media after the local game, Mellon said: “Every credit to Port Vale, they defended with their lives in their own 18-yard box but we knew that if we kept on going and added that little bit of quality, we would score a deserved winner. We scored the goal and we could have even added a couple more goals at the end of the game.

“We have had three games in seven days and of course it is going to take its toll and that is where you have to call on the boys in the group to come on and carry things forward.

“They came on nice and fresh and they did what we wanted them to do. They injected some energy and quality into the group and they can certainly be pleased with the impact that they made and that is what you want from your substitutes.

“The group were excellent and all over the park, we are pleased with all their performances. We dug in today and we worked very hard.

“We had to get the result today to say it has been a great first five league games. We could have had more points but you can say that throughout the season.

“We have eight points from five matches and of course we want more because we are Tranmere Rovers and we always want to win every game. However, if you had offered us this return at the beginning of the season with some of performances the boys have put in, we would have taken that and we are cautiously optimistic moving forward. We still have a lot of big games to play but we are enjoying our football.

Tranmere Rovers’ next home match will be in the Checkatrade Trophy against fellow League Two side Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday 4th September. For full ticket information for the game, please CLICK HERE.

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