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Micky's Colchester reaction

23 March 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon admits his team will not get too carried away after claiming their sixth league win on the bounce.

It is the first time Tranmere have achieved this feat in nearly 30 years after an impressive 2-0 triumph at Play-Off hopefuls Colchester United. 

Goals from James Norwood and former Colchester man David Perkins secured the win and the boss praised his team for managing the game well against difficult opponents and reserved praise for the travelling SWA, with nearly 500 out in force in Essex.

Mellon said: “We were a wee bit worried with the length of the layoff we have had because sometimes you can forget the intensity there was. The back four stood well, they filled the gaps and won the headers that come into the box. It was an excellent clean sheet.

“We’re obviously a long way from home and we know it is a difficult place to come. We knew the threats that Colchester would pose and if we’re honest, we would like to be a wee bit better with the football.

We don’t get carried away. We will be ready to go back to work on Monday. Today’s work has been done now and it is all about what we are going to do moving forward.

We will keep on improving and we are now at that stage of the season to know that every three points is huge. 

We have worked very hard to get ourselves into this situation. There are 46 games in a league season so we have to keep on going, train hard, work hard, be honest with ourselves and keep improving as a group. 

I’d argue you will not get a better support here all season than that. They were terrific from the first minute, right until the very end. They were fantastic, like they always are and we wish them a safe journey home.” 

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