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Micky previews trip to Notts County

13 December 2018

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon says his team will have to go into this weekend’s game at Notts County with the ‘right mentality’ if they are to come away with a positive result.

The manager was speaking to the local press in his pre-match press conference at Prenton Park and admitted, he is not looking too much into positions in the league table at the moment with only 21 matches played so far.

He said: “I am always honest in my interviews and from day one I have always said, we are new at this level and we have played 21 games so far in League Two.

“Most or all of the clubs have more experience than us and that is not making excuses, it is a matter of fact. Now what I mean by that is every game that we go into, we have to understand this and be very good against more experienced players who are more used to playing this level of football every single week.

“Regardless of where any team is in the league, we have to make sure we along with that mentality and know we have to be very good to get results.

“Saturday makes no difference where any of us are in the division, we are 21 games into the season. We have to go into the game with the right mentality, we will have to be very good to get a result.

“I am cautious to say I am delighted where we are in the league as in football, the measurement is at the end when you have played the last game. 

“We will look at it all at the end after 46 games and that is the EFL, we will be judged after 46 games when the last whistle goes. Right now, it is all about getting through the Christmas period and the coming months for the prize you are fighting for. 

“There is a lot of football to be played so I can’t judge us yet apart from saying, up until right now, we are the seventh best team in the league.”

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