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Micky looking forward to Friday night football

8 March 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon is the return of relishing Friday night football as his side host Crewe Alexandra under the lights in League Two, 7:45pm kick-off.

TRFC have won three games in a row in the fourth-tier to move up in the Play-Offs and up to sixth in the division ahead of welcoming David Artell’s Railwaymen to the Wirral.

And Mellon is looking forward to Friday night football returning to Prenton Park for a second time this season.

However, the Scot knows the threat that the Cheshire outfit will bring on Friday and isn’t getting carried away with Rovers’ current good form.

Mellon said: “The atmosphere is always fantastic at these, always right up for it and it should make for a brilliant atmosphere because we all know what Friday nights are like in Birkenhead so it will be brilliant for a game of football and it should make for a terrific game and atmosphere.

“I’m careful to speak about things like momentum and just concentrate on performance, there will be nothing given from winning four or five games, so I don’t want us to lose our focus and believe that anything except we’ve got a bit of confidence and knowing that we have done well to pick up as many points recently, that can be the only thing we can take from it.

“We still have to go out and perform, we still have to go out and play with the intensity we need to give us a chance to win tough games of football in this league, so we need to be very mindful about momentum and the hard work that we put in to a performance.

“We can use it to our advantage, people say you have momentum, but you still have to go out there, play well and work hard.

“I think the result will take care of itself, we have to get the performance right first, we’re keen to make sure that we have prepared correctly and concentrate on the performance and if we get the performance right and do what we know we need to do, we have a good chance of getting a result.

“We know what we’re fighting for and it is very hard, and Crewe will make you work very hard to try and get anything, so we’ll concentrate on that and the result will take care of itself.

“We speak about it all the time, the value of having such a fantastic following, the fans have quite rightly a great reputation in the way that they support us and now they know they have to come alive and show up and show why we have that reputation of having such a good following.”

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