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Micky's thoughts on Newport point

6 April 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon feels that the goalless draw away at Newport County in Sky Bet League Two is a positive point gained for his promotion-chasing side.
 
Rovers were frustrated in South-East Wales and came away from Rodney Parade having to settle with a share of the spoils despite having the best chances to seal all three points.
 
TRFC remain fifth in the fourth-tier, four points off the automatic promotion places ahead of back-to-back home fixtures with MK Dons and Forest Green Rovers at Prenton Park.
 
And Mellon was pleased with what he saw in a scrappy game against Michael Flynn’s Exiles.
 
Mellon said: “I don’t think the game ever really got any kind of momentum, but we kept fighting away and we’ve come a long way from home, the support was fantastic again, I thought they were just behind the goal but they were down the side as well so great credit to them.
 
“We played a team that we believe might answer the questions that the game might give us, and you believe they are the types of players with the types of qualities you’ll need on a day like this.
 
“We certainly had a right good go at it, we played two wide men and ended up with two strikers so we did all we could have.
 
“As the game goes on you have to look at it that maybe if we just got something else in there it could cause them more questions to beef things up a bit and it certainly helped us with the type of game that it became.
 
“Regardless of what happened at Oldham I knew what type of game this was going to be, I’ve watched loads and loads of Newport and I knew the questions that I felt that they were going to ask us and It didn’t surprise me the way the game went but we battled away and showed the qualities we need to, to come to a place like this and get something.
 
“We’re fighting hard, if you keep a clean sheet then you give yourself an opportunity to win any game, it wasn’t good enough to help us win it today but to come here and pick up a point against a team who is fighting hard in the last chance saloon to try and maybe make the Play-Offs was always going to be a tough game.”
 
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