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Mellon previews Crawley match

3 May 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon says that the focus from his side has to be on Saturday’s final day fixture away at Crawley Town before setting their sights on the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs.

Rovers will conclude their regular season in Sussex this weekend, having already secured a place within the top seven and the Play-Offs for a third campaign in a row.

And Mellon, who is looking to guide the Wirral outfit to a second successive promotion under the Wembley arch after last May’s Vanarama National League triumph over Boreham Wood, has warned his players that the game away at Gabriele Cioffi’s Red Devils must take priority ahead of the Play-Offs in order to finish the season in the highest league place possible. 

Mellon said: “As a Football Club we always try and perform and win the next game, that’s what will be expected and should be expected of us, so it will be us concentrating on doing that.

“The main thing is that the boys get prepared properly and go out there and perform and whatever comes our way, we will hopefully get in terms of the result and points, we’ll go there and expect to play well and fight for another three-points for the Club.

“I think we’ll have to look at what is the best thing for us in order to be ready for the Play-Offs, we will balance all of that out, we will have some decisions to make, we’ve got some knocks and one or two will be a doubt anyway but we will be going down there to perform and pick up points for the Club, there will be a lot of fans going down there for the game so we need to go there and represent the Club and go there with the right intentions.

“They (the players) have done fantastic, we never really had any targets at the start of the season, I kept saying we would give every game our best and take it game-by-game and to get ourselves in to this position is terrific and we are well deserved after 45 games.

“We wanted to get automatically promoted, we fell short on that so we’ll very quickly move on, obviously there was disappointment as that’s what our standards are, we wanted automatic, but we now get the fantastic opportunity to fight for the next route out of it which is the Play-Offs which is fantastic, great credit to the players, the staff, the fans, who have been involved in that.”

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