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Micky's Portsmouth reaction

10 August 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon feels his side must be more composed with their play after Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth.

Ben Close’s 30-yard volley midway through the first-half was followed up by Tom Naylor bundling in from close-range, goals which condemned Rovers to a loss in front of over 18,000 supporters at Fratton Park.

And Scotsman Mellon knows that his TRFC players need to work on their game management throughout the rest of the Sky Bet League One campaign.

Mellon said: “There needed to be a consistency of our performance over the course of the game and we lost the first goal which was a cracker. Any opportunities we had to get forward into the final third, we had to show a bit more composure and have a bit more quality.

“We lose a goal from a set play as well and again it is just about consistency in performance over the 90 minutes.

“I spoke to the lads and I said we have to improve on our consistency and our performance in a game. At times we showed good moments but the game carries on and we still have to be better.

“We will work on how to improve and be better in situations all the time and we want to come here and try and get results. We want to win games, we’re in this league to give a good account of ourselves and come to places like this and show a constant performance over 90 minutes.

“At certain moments we showed that we need improvements and that’s what it’s going to be all about this league.”

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