Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon gave his thoughts as Rovers fell to a 3-2 away defeat against Notts County.
A brace from Jon Stead and strike from Kane Hemmings secured all three points for County, despite goals from Tranmere’s Jonny Smith and Connor Jennings which levelled the scoring at Meadow Lane on two occasions.
Speaking to the media after the game, Mellon said: “The most important game for us was this evening. We picked a team that we believed could get us a result, it was nothing to do with Monday and obviously we have to look after the energy levels of people who we don’t believe can go twice in three days.
“So we’ll get them turned around now, get in tomorrow, draw a line under this one which we’ll have to do and move forward very quickly, but we’ll go back over the things we know that we’ve spoke about many times in order to get better at and win us points at this level, and we keep speaking about it, you’ve got to be better at the things that get you results at this level all the time, and at the minute we’re being caught out with the same types of things.
“We’ve got another game Monday. So we have to trust the group, that’s why they were all brought here to play first team football, so when the opportunity comes we use them for that. We trusted the group and used them today but we weren’t good enough to get a result.”
There were some positives for TRFC with the goals from Smith and Jennings which Mellon praised.
“We scored Two crackers. Jonny’s is a belter, the pass and move before Connor heads in the second is cracking, a cracking goal.”
Rovers have scored seven goals in their previous four away outings without picking up a point; Mellon believes the facts are there to see. The Scot is also waiting to see if there are any knocks to the squad with a short turnaround before the trip to Southport on Monday night.
“The game always answers the question doesn’t it, you have to look at it and it tells you, and the facts are there.
“I don’t know what knocks we have yet, we’ll see on the way home, but we’re still obviously very raw from just after the final whistle from the game just finishing, but we’ll have a look at that.
You can watch Micky's full post match interview on our iFollow here