Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon knows that the trip to a rejuvenated Cambridge United on Saturday will be a tough test for his side.
Rovers head to the Abbey Stadium having returned to winning ways in League Two after goals from Kieron Morris and James Norwood saw off nine-man Stevenage at Prenton Park with a 2-0 victory last weekend.
And Mellon expects Colin Calderwood’s U’s – who beat Port Vale 1-0 at home last Saturday - to pose a difficult challenge for Rovers – with Cambridge having won four of their last five games to move up to 19th in the division, seven points clear of the relegation places.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Mellon said: "I’ve watched Cambridge’s last five or six games and I know that they are a much-improved team with pace and power.
“They are well organised as a group so it will be a tough game, to win games you have to get most of the important things right, and that is my mentality and Cambridge will be no different to that.
“At both ends of the pitch you have to get them right and then you get what you deserve at the end, so it will be a tough game, one we are really looking forward to as we believe that we are playing well.”
With the season entering its finishing straight, Tranmere find themselves on the cusp of the Play-Off positions.
And Mellon believes that if his players show consistency in their form, then Tranmere can be in and around the promotion shake-up for the Play-Offs come the end of the campaign in May.
He added: “We have a good group of players who can make an impact at this level consistently, we believe. We’ll keep working on that consistency and we know that we’ll be in an amongst it at the end.”
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