Tranmere forward Paul Mullin believes Rovers were the ‘better team’ despite the 1-0 defeat against Forest Green at Prenton Park.
The forward was brought on as a second half substitute by Micky Mellon and made a real impact on the left side, his best piece of work a free-kick which rattled the post.
Although Mullin admits it was a difficult afternoon, he feels Rovers were the superior outfit without the cutting edge to put the chances away.
He said: “It was a very tough game first half, second half with 30 minutes to go I thought we battered them to be honest. We were on top and just couldn’t find the finishing touch, but it’s one of those days, it just wouldn’t go in for us and hopefully Monday we can get back on track.”
Mullin impressed in his cameo appearance and was aware that he had to, like all the changes, have an impact on the game.
“That’s what I looked to do, obviously the gaffer makes changes and the changes that come on are there to make a difference, and that’s what I tried to do and today I nearly did, but not quite.”
Tranmere have become accustomed to playing Forest Green in recent times Whilst the result today was not the desired outcome, Mullin feels Rovers were the better team.
“The lads were saying before the game that it was tough back in the National League but today it was frustrating, we treated it like every game and to be honest I thought we were the better team by a mile, but we just couldn’t get the goal or two to draw or win the game.”
Whilst the gap has now widened to four points to the third automatic promotion spot, Mullin is still confident Tranmere can achieve promotion either through the top three places or play-offs this term.
He continued: “The aims to get promoted one way or another, that’s what we’re all here to do but today the results half went our way, half went against us.
“But four points isn’t that big, there’s big games left in the season. We’re confident we can go and get automatics but that’s just got to take care of itself. If we perform and get the points then we’ll see where we are come the end of the season.”
Next up for Rovers is a trip to Lincoln, the already promoted side who are looking to clinch the title. Mullin knows the size of the task, but is not daunted by the prospect.
“It is (tough) but we’re going to go and try to spoil the party. That’s the whole point of football. They could be happy that they’re already up, but I’m not so sure they will be.
He concluded: “They’re going to want to win the league, but we’re going there all out for three points and to try and stop them.”