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Micky Mellon respectful of point away at Yeovil

21 October 2018

Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon was respectful of earning a point following the goalless away draw against Yeovil Town.

Rovers had to settle for a point on the road in a tightly contested encounter at Huish Park as TRFC extended their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two to five matches.

Speaking to the media after the game, Mellon said: “I think you’ve got to always respect a point on the road, gaining a clean sheet is always important because that is one of the bottom lines we look for here.

“It was a huffy and puffy sort of game with a lot of stoppages and it never really got any momentum going in the game at all and no real flow to it.

“A long trip away from home, clean sheet, you must respect the point but we know we can do things much much better because I’ve watched the group a lot this season, but fair play to them they’ve hung in there and got us another important point.

In the second half Mellon tried a couple of tactical substitutions and changes to the system to attempt to get his troops on the front foot and create a platform to try and win the game.

“When you are playing with a holding midfield player you want to try and control the game and control possession so that you allow people to get ahead of the ball into dangerous areas.

“We weren’t really doing that so then we tried to change it around a little bit and thought we might get someone off the front man and get it into him with a little bit of quality and get us up the pitch a little bit more.

“We started the second half a little bit better and then we just decided to go with two strikers right up there and try and cause them some problems. So we tried everything we could to get a little spark in it.

He continued: “We probably will come away from it and say we had the better chances towards the end, but all in all we have to be honest and say that both teams didn’t deserve to lose it, but no of us deserved to win it in the end.”

Mellon also praised top scorer James Norwood after he was unfortunate not to seal a victory for Rovers in the dying embers of the game with a one on one opportunity.

“I’m not going to criticise him at all for that because he’s mainly probably responsible with his goal scoring for the reasons why we’re at this end of the league.”

 

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