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Micky previews Morecambe

5 October 2018

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon expects a difficult afternoon when he takes his side to Morecambe on Saturday.

Rovers will be aiming to make it two wins on the spin in the fourth-tier when they travel to the Lancashire coast for an away fixture at the Shrimps, following Tuesday night’s 1-0 victory over League Two table-toppers Lincoln City.

And Mellon is expecting Jim Bentley’s side to pose a tough challenge for his Rovers players, who climbed to 10th in the division as a result of the midweek win at Prenton Park.

Mellon said in his pre-match press conference: “They’ve got a couple of results and it shows that they are fighting, they are fighting for themselves and for their manager Jim, who I know very, very well.

“They are always a well organised, very tough to beat group, they have got a very good manager and we know they’ll be looking forward to playing Tranmere, we’ll bring a big following and it should be a good occasion, so we’ve got to make sure we know that and don’t get caught in the traps.”

Tranmere will be without their top goalscorer, and Tuesday’s matchwinner James Norwood for Saturday’s game, after the striker picked up a second yellow card in the 93rd minute.

Mellon believes that whoever comes in for the suspended Norwood will be presented with an opportunity to fully cement themselves into his plans as the season progresses.

The Scot continued: “That’s the way it’s got to be, we’ll look into the group and see where we can keep moving forward.

“We’ll give someone else the opportunity in the group now, with every negative you have to dig a positive so for somebody it gives them the opportunity to come in now and show what they’re all about."

Mellon celebrates his second anniversary since his appointment as Rovers manager on Saturday, and rather than look back on his achievements during his stay at Prenton Park so far, the Scot is aiming to keep moving the Club in a positive direction.

Mellon concluded: “I’m somebody that looks forward, I don’t really look back, memories in football are for another time, I don’t often look back, I’m always looking forward to try and improve things.

“I’m excited to keep trying to move forward, but in terms of looking back we are pleased that we think we are moving the Club forward, but we still have work to do.”

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