Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon is confident that his side can respond positively when they travel to MK Dons on Saturday afternoon.
Rovers suffered their first home league defeat of the season, and a first defeat in four games when Fraser Franks’ winner gave Newport County a 1-0 victory at Prenton Park.
However, despite the disappointing result in front of the home support, Mellon is not dwelling on Tranmere losing their unbeaten home record and insists that it has been business as usual in training this week, ahead of the League Two fixture in Buckinghamshire.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Mellon said: “I try and not to get too up and too down with defeats, I try and just see where we can improve in the next game.
“In football you have got to take the result and look at the performance and move on very quickly and keep working on the things that we know gets success.
“Sometimes it’s just the way football goes so it’s just about keeping working hard on how we believe the game should be played.
“Even through we lost the game at the weekend, we wouldn’t work any differently the following week, but it gives us the opportunity to talk about a different style of play that we’ll face at the weekend, we believe it is a chance to learn and grow as a group.”
Tranmere visit Stadium MK for the first time since February 2014, when Ryan Lowe’s last-minute winner sealed a 1-0 win for Rovers in League One.
This time around, Tranmere visit the home of MK Dons currently sitting 13th in the fourth-tier, a point and two positions behind their weekend opponents.
Mellon is relishing coming up against the Dons on Saturday afternoon, explaining that his players should embrace playing at a big stadium against Paul Tisdale’s side, who he feels are one of the bigger teams in the division.
He concluded: “They (MK Dons) are a good side, they are one of the bigger hitters in the division, we know it’s going to be tough, it’s a fantastic place to go. It’s a stadium to go and perform in, but we’ll go down there, concentrate on us and what we can do to try and nullify MK Dons’ threat, but I’m looking forward to it, it is a good stage to go and play on.”
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