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Micky's Oldham preview

1 April 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon is relishing Tuesday’s visit to Oldham Athletic as his side aim for an eighth straight Sky Bet League Two victory under the Boundary Park floodlights.

Rovers head to Greater Manchester for their rescheduled game sitting fifth in the fourth-tier, four points off the top three automatic promotion positions following on from Saturday’s 3-0 home triumph over Carlisle United at Prenton Park.

Ollie Banks, James Norwood and Manny Monthe were all on target in TRFC’s seventh win on the spin, and boss Mellon is expecting a tough time of it on Tuesday night as Pete Wild’s Latics recorded a 2-0 win against Grimsby Town in front of their own supporters at the weekend.

Mellon said: “We knew that these three games were going to be massive for us, we took them in little chunks, but we’ve got over the first hurdle now, we’ll now get ready and go over to Oldham which will be a hell of a game.

“It will be a really difficult game. They gave us a real good tough test over here and there was no quarter given so we know that we will go over there, and it will be very tough.

“We’re going to have to be absolutely at our best, we’re going to have to play at a real good intensity and fight for everything in order to try and get something out of the game.

“Hopefully the players will go there with something to fight for but if we don’t hit those intensity levels and do our jobs, then it will very quickly come to an end.”

With Tranmere now firmly in the promotion shake-up following their run of winning form in recent weeks, the Scot is looking forward to seeing another large away following, with over 2,000 of the SWA set to cheer on the lads at Boundary Park.

“He added: We’ll look forward to it, it should be a great atmosphere, we’re taking a massive support over there, hopefully we’ll have a good evening and we can get cracking with that one.”


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