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Micky's Oldham reaction

2 April 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon says his players will learn from Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat away at Oldham Athletic which brought an end to their seven-game winning run in Sky Bet League Two.

Callum Lang scored in each half for the Latics as they inflicted Tranmere's first defeat in over two months at Boundary Park in a match that Mellon’s men dominated.

Backed by nearly 2,500 supporters who had made the journey from the Wirral, boss Mellon believes that his players will respond positively ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newport County.

The Rovers manager also praised the phenomenal backing that the lads received from the SWA and is disappointed that TRFC could not deliver a performance to match their support from the stands.

Mellon said: “We are still in a fantastic position, we still have loads and loads to play for, we will learn and move on, we will go through things, we will make sure when we come in on Thursday we’ll get back to work again and we’ll move forward because there’s a tremendous amount of massive games for Tranmere to play in.

“The away was second to none, it was fantastic and I’m just disappointed that we haven’t delivered for them.

“We let a massive crowd down if we are honest by not getting a result but in terms of effort, we have it everything we had but in terms of smartness or when the opportunities came to be better, we just weren’t at it tonight.

“We had a lot more control in terms of having a football than what we have in a long, long time away from home but we just weren’t good enough when we did get it in to wide areas, we didn’t really get at people or create enough out there and when we did the ball was hitting the first man.

 “Credit to Oldham, they have beat us 2-0. Obviously, we are disappointed with the goals that we gave away, we will be disappointed when we get in to good situations, we are usually a bit more clinical with the passing and imagination.

“I thought Oldham defended fantastic all evening. Our set-plays, the delivery had to be better, it wasn’t good all night, we had loads of the ball but when we do get it in to good areas, we have to be a bit more imaginative, be a bit cleverer, and show a bit more quality.”

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