Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon says his side must focus on themselves and what they are good at as the League Two Play-Off race enters its closing months.
Rovers are ninth in the fourth-tier after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win away at Port Vale, with top scorer James Norwood netting a double to reach 22 goals this term as Mellon’s men moved to within two places and three points of the Play-Off positions with their Vale Park victory.
Tranmere return to Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon when Neal Ardley’s Notts County visit the Wirral, with the Magpies currently bottom of the division.
Mellon feels his players cannot get side-tracked by the form of other teams in the hunt for the Play-Offs, and the Scot expects a tough game in front of the SWA, with County two points from safety.
He said: “It is a tough time of the season so anything can happen so what we have to do is make sure we concentrate on the things we know that bring us success and not get too side-tracked by anything else.
“Every game in this division is tough. You have to fight until the very end to get something and I’m not expecting anything different on the weekend.
“You’re really pleased with the last few games to get seven points out of nine, obviously we would have liked nine but I’m happy with that.
“They have been good performances as well so all in all, I’m pleased.
“At this stage of the season, everybody is fighting and it’s starting to emerge what prize you are fighting for, whether that be to stay up, get in the Play-Offs or win the league, something starts to emerge now.
“We don’t tend to get too high or too low, especially myself, I very much recognise why I’m here and that is to try to get the players prepared as much as they possibly can to win a game of football, so I don’t allow myself to get too high or too low and I tend to keep the players the same.”
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