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Micky on Shrewsbury game and injury update

8 October 2018

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon is set to rotate his squad ahead of his return to Shrewsbury Town for a Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group D fixture.

Harvey Gilmour’s 89th minute winner earned three-points in a seven-goal thriller away at Morecambe on Saturday, as Rovers moved up to seventh in League Two with their 4-3 victory.

But attentions now turn to Tuesday and a Checkatrade Trophy trip to the New Meadow, where John Askey’s League One Salop lie in wait.

And with Tranmere in the middle of a four-game fixture run, which includes a Friday clash under the Prenton Park floodlights when Rovers will return to League Two action when Macclesfield Town visit the Wirral.

Ahead of Mellon’s return to his former club, where he spent two-years in charge of the Shropshire outfit from 2014-2016, the Scot accepts that the fixture pile-up will see changes made to the travelling side.

Mellon said: “We’ll be using the squad, I’ll say that right now because we have had so much football, we need to rely on the squad to help us try and get a result in that fixture.

“But there will be a lot of people who won’t be available for Tuesday but that doesn’t mean to say that we are going to go down there to Shrewsbury and not try and get a result.

“It just means that we will have to use our squad because common sense will tell anybody that to play four games in such a short space of time is asking for trouble.”

Mellon also confirmed that Liam Ridehalgh and Ritchie Sutton are both nearing a return from their knee and leg injuries respectively.

He concluded: “They are getting closer, I think if there was a game tomorrow they wouldn’t be available, but they are getting closer and we’ll get a good week’s training under their belt next week, we’ll see what we can do for the game on Tuesday.”

Tickets and travel for the game away at Shrewsbury Town are available to purchase here


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