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Micky's Bury reaction

22 December 2018

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon gave his thoughts after Rovers fell to a narrow 2-1 away defeat against Bury.

A headed goal from Nicky Maynard early in the second half and stoppage time strike from Caolan Lavery doubled the lead for the Shakers. Ritchie Sutton’s late response in the dying embers of the match for Rovers was scored too late for TRFC to rescue a point.

Speaking to the media after the game, Mellon said: "There points that we haven’t taken and then I believe and I trust my own eyes it’s not a free kick for their goal so that goal is decided again by an official’s decision.

 "We know we could have been better in certain areas of how we play. Better with the ball and all the rest of it, and we will keep working hard to try and improve in that, that’s something we’ll continue to do and we’ll work hard on finishing our chances when they come along.

"And that’s all we can do continually try and improve all the time at poorer areas of our game, but in terms of desire and fight I think we fought really hard, we always do, we try really hard and maybe just at vital times a wee bit of composure might have served us a little bit better or when the chances come a wee bit of breath taking might have made the goalkeeper work a little bit more from the opportunities they got.

"But like I say really disappointed and the only thing we can do is go back to work and continue to keep working hard."

In a game were Rovers will be rueing a number of missed opportunities, this frustration will also be felt by talisman James Norwood who will be feeling disappointed not to add to his tally in the league this season. However, Mellon believes the goals will return for Norwood soon.

He added: "Many times he’s been the man that’s scored the winners so we can’t really turn around and say anything other than were just glad he’s getting the chances. We know that he’s very capable and eventually they’ll go back in again.

"We probably have to look at it and say well, we’re creating chances at a very tough place; disappointed not to take them. I think of course we can always improve and be better at certain things."

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