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Micky on important three points

21 December 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon feels his side earned an “important” three points as they beat AFC Wimbledon 1-0 at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy profited from a goal mouth scramble just before the half-hour mark, which sealed victory in the Sky Bet League One fixture.

The result saw Rovers begin their Festive schedule in the third-tier positively, as they got the better of Glyn Hodges’ Dons.

Tranmere head to Burton Albion on Boxing Day prior to hosting Blackpool next Sunday and Coventry City on New Year’s Day.

And Micky had his say on the victory in front of the SWA, giving his thoughts to the local media after full-time.

Mellon said: “It’s an important three points. We understood the value of the three-point prize today, it was massive for us.

“In the first-half, we were really, really good, we got the goal and we wanted to get the second goal. We had the chances on a tricky pitch.

“The questions that the players were asked, they answered really well and that was the important thing as there are many, many different ways to win a game of football.

“We were playing against a team on a tricky pitch who threw caution to the wind and put balls into the box, so we had to be good at both sides of the game.

“I think if we had got a second goal it would have been a fair reflection of the game, but credit to the players for seeing us over the line, the fans were terrific and were there when we needed them.

“They got behind us and kept us going, and it was a great three points.

“We get a clean-sheet and we got the first goal. We knew the value of that, and we have something to keep building on now and we know that we need to improve and moving it forward.”

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