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Micky expecting tough test at Rotherham

30 August 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon admits that it is a “continuous development job” as his side prepare for Saturday’s trip to Rotherham United in Sky Bet League One.

Rovers head across to South Yorkshire where Paul Warne’s Millers await at the New York Stadium, looking to secure their first three points on their travels.

And Scotsman Mellon, 47, believes that his players are working hard and expects a tough test across the Pennines this weekend.

He said: “It’s a whole continuous development job. We knew that we were coming up a level and we know that as a football team, players, everything about the football side, we knew we were coming up a level.

“We had to develop quickly and learn what the asks were at this level and the tempo what the asks were and what we would face every week and to get the players used to that and working hard at that and making us competitive.

“We will pick a team who we expect to go there and represent us properly and that’s what we will always do so hopefully we can go and get a result.

“It will be a very tough game on Saturday like I always say, and we’re looking forward to it, it is a real good exam, a real good test for us to see where we are up to.

“They are a team relegated from the Championship and we know they have a team of League One players that are comfortable in this environment as League One players as they know and expect the challenges which come their way.

“They are very experienced at this tempo and style of football. It is a good opportunity for us to see where we are at in terms of competing against a group of players that a very good at this level so we know that it is going to be a very tough game but I’m excited for it.”

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