Tranmere Rovers legend Pat Nevin believes that the SWA can make the difference for Micky Mellon’s side, starting when they host fellow promotion-rivals Bury in Sky Bet League Two at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.
Mellon’s men are currently sixth in the fourth-tier, four points from third-placed Mansfield Town with two games left, ahead of the six-pointer with Ryan Lowe’s Shakers, who themselves occupy second position.
Former TRFC winger Nevin, a key member of the Wirral outfit between 1992-1997, where he made 193 league appearances for the Club in the old Division One, representing Rovers in three consecutive Play-Off campaigns (1992-93, 1993-94 and 1994-95).
Nevin, 55, feels that the SWA have their part to play by backing the lads at Prenton Park on Saturday.
He said: “The supporters will make a difference and they will make a positive difference. Tranmere are a big Club in comparison, and you have to use that to positive effect, there is a massive support there for this division and you need to be able to use it and it is massively important.
“Looking from now until the end of the season, there’s not many games left, the fans need to be of absolutely one voice and one mind to give the backing, it is easy to say that and hard to do but I know that Rovers fans can do it.
“It’s absolutely incredible (the SWA). I can remember my time there, some of the nights we had were absolutely extraordinary, it was unbelievable, the noise, everybody packed in there when we were fighting to get promotion up to as it was then the Premier League, so we knew the difference that makes.”
Nevin went on to praise Mellon for the work his fellow Scot has achieved this term and he is proud to see Rovers doing so well back in the EFL.
Nevin added: “It’s hard to ask for any more. It has been an ultra-positive season and he has done a really good job.
“I’m delighted with it (TRFC league position) to be honest, It’s happened quite quick all things considered coming back from where we have come back from so I’m pleased with it but it’s always the hardest time of the season getting in the Play-Offs and trying to push for automatic promotion, it’s just the toughest thing.
“It’s no surprise when you have little ups and downs and I have to say whatever happens, I still think it has been a really good season, up there pushing, and the confidence to push near the end. We’ve had a little bit of a hiccup but that’s what happens now and again but I still think it has been a really strong season, I just wish that fantastic run would have kept going a bit longer.”
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