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Micky left frustrated with defending after Wycombe defeat

17 November 2019

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Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon gave his assessment on his side’s 2-0 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Sunday.

Adebayo Akinfenwa’s header and Joe Jacobson’s penalty late in the first half earned Gareth Ainsworth’s table-topping Chairboys the three points at Prenton Park.

And the boss had his say to the local media after the game.

Mellon said: “I’ll be really honest, we knew the threats that we were going to face. Akinfenwa and free-kicks, and the disappointing thing is when you know what you’re going to face, you still get done with the things you know are likely to happen, so it is really frustrating.

“They are a good team. They have some good play and they have things that you haven’t seen before, and that’s just football, as football can be random, and we knew that they would be direct.

“It was going to be really competitive, but when you know that the free-kicks are coming in and they’re going to hit Akinfenwa, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that you’re going to have to be lively.

“I thought we passed it probably better than them. We overloaded them but we found ourselves 2-0 down from the very things that we could predict. We have to be better, but to get done on the predictable things, we knew what was going to happen and that’s what shapes the game.

"We didn’t take care of the details that we knew that we had to take care of, and we’ll learn.”

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