Former Tranmere Rovers defender Kevin Mooney says that the Club’s back-to-back promotion to Sky Bet League One is an “absolutely fantastic” achievement.
Micky Mellon’s men were promoted for the second successive campaign under the Wembley Stadium arch after Connor Jennings’ 119th minute header sealed a return to the third-tier as Rovers saw off 10-men Newport County 1-0 in extra-time during Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final.
The unmarked Jennings’ powered Jake Caprice’s cross from the right beyond Newport goalkeeper Joe Day to seal two promotions in a row – with the victory meaning that Tranmere will compete in Sky Bet League One for the first time since the 2013/14 campaign.
And Liverpudlian Mooney, 59, who was a former team-mate of current chairman Mark Palios at Prenton Park between 1982-1983, praised the work that Palios and manager Mellon have achieved.
Mooney said: “It’s absolutely fantastic and to get promoted is wonderful and in style, I think it is a great time for the Club at the moment, it’s just about stabilising next year and building a good squad and it will be great
“I think that Mark (Palios) has done a great job and Micky for the Club, with the job he has done over the last two years is awesome, it’s absolutely awesome.
“I’m so happy for him (Palios) as he is a great man and he has turned the ship around and has done a fantastic job.”
Mooney is also positive that Tranmere can enjoy a positive term when they Sky Bet League One campaign commences in August.
He added: “It’s been absolutely unbelievable. Yesterday was a tough game and when they went down to 10-men, maybe that just gave us a bit more, but it is just a great time to be at the Club, hopefully we can make a good stance next year.
“I think if we can steady the ship then we can have a good season.”
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