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Micky previews Chichester cup clash

29 November 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon knows that his side face a “big challenge” when they host Chichester City in the Emirates FA Cup second-round at Prenton Park on Sunday afternoon.

The tie against Chichester, members of the Isthmian League South East Division, the eighth tier of English football, will be televised on BT Sport.

And the Rovers boss expects it to be a tough fixture against Miles Rutherford’s Sussex outfit, who are the lowest ranked team left in the competition.

Mellon said: “We know it’s going to be tough. We want to do well in the FA Cup so the value of the tie is huge to us, being on TV and all that goes with that, and being at Tranmere, you have to win games.

“We are looking forward to the game and we know what a big challenge it will be.

“They don’t come from the level that we play at, but we have still done our due diligence and professionalism on them. We know what we need to know, and we know that we’ll have to play well to beat them.

“The prize is massive for both clubs and we respect that. We have to go out there and perform well and we are desperate to get to the next round.

“There is a massive incentive for both. We will need to take care of the business but I’m sure Chichester are going to come up here and give it everything that they have got so we’re going to have to perform.

“Getting results will improve the mentality as there is nothing like winning, so regardless of what competition we’re playing in, Tranmere have to win, and Sunday won’t be any different.”

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