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Mellon proud of his team after TRFC reach Wembley!

13 May 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon was proud after his side reached the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final after securing an aggregate victory away at Forest Green Rovers.

James Norwood’s 26th minute volley earned Rovers a third trip to Wembley Stadium cancelled out Joseph Mills’ opener earlier in the first-half.

The hosts later had Carl Winchester sent off for a second booking after his foul on Norwood as Mellon’s men remained calm and composed to seal their date at Wembley, where they will play Newport County for a place in Sky Bet League One on Saturday 25th May.

The tie ended in a 1-1 draw on the night at the New Lawn but TRFC’s 1-0 victory at Prenton Park last Friday sent them through on aggregate.

And Mellon was delighted as Tranmere booked their place under the arch for a third year in a row.

He said: “It is fantastic that we get through to go to the last stage of the Play-Offs, contesting the last place with the division.

“You have to enjoy getting to Wembley. It is every clubs, players, fans and managers dream to be able to go there.

“We will get them prepared and we will get them going again and try and gain the next place out of the division and we’ll get back to game mode.

“We had spoken about the environment, we are quite experienced about being in these kind of environments, we’d spoken about it, we said we’d let nothing affect us and keep plugging away at what we do as a group and I’m sure the reasons why we are here is because we have done a lot right.

“We knew it was going to be a tight game, we have had tight games in the past against Forest Green and they haven’t fallen on our side as much as we’d have liked so we knew it would be tight in the game.

“We knew we had to be professional and knew that we had to battle in the game, and we did that and I am really proud of the lads.

“We had to be at our best, we had to be good at what we did as we knew what Forest Green could do.

“Our season has been extended and we’ll make sure that the players are ready for a trip to the big house to try and get out of the division.”

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