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"We'll be prepared to adapt and compete" - Micky ahead of Carlisle

14 September 2018

Manager Micky Mellon is under no illusions of the difficulty that each game in league Two can bring, including Saturday’s game at Carlisle United, but also knows that his squad will be prepared for the game at Brunton Park.

“Like I’ve said every week, we’re new to this level so it will be a difficult game as they all are in this league. We’ll go up there expecting another difficult game but we’ll be prepared to go up there to adapt and compete.

“We will run hard and work hard for this football club and hopefully our main men going forward have a good game and the main men at the back snuff them out. We won’t be looking to do anything different than we have been doing all of the time.

With players returning from injury, competition for places is rife throughout the squad and Micky Mellon insists that it is something that players need to get used to in order to improve themselves and the team.

“It’s uncomfortable for players, they don’t necessarily like it but at clubs like Tranmere, you have to learn to expect it. It means the mentality going out, even on the training pitch, that there is somebody there, breathing down your neck, trying to take your place.

“That’s great for the team. It may not be for the player because that’s what human beings are, we want to be comfortable but to get the best out of people you’ve got to come out of your comfort zone.

“Having good strength in depth with players who want to train hard, live properly and improve is important.

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