Mellon returns to his old club - where he won two promotions – as Rovers look to build on Wednesday night’s win at Wycombe Wanderers in the Emirates FA Cup first-round replay.
Mellon will not let old memories distract him from the job at hand, with Rovers set to be backed by a sold-out allocation of 1,077 of the SWA.
He said: “The memories of what we achieved, because it was fantastic to see where we came from and how we left it, it was an incredible time for us.
“But I’m at Tranmere now, so it will be all about making sure that my players are ready, I respect the club that Fleetwood is and the great managerial job that Joey is doing, he’s done terrific, so it is another challenge that we as Tranmere are looking forward to.
“It will be great to compete against them, I’m looking forward to the challenge and the players will be as well, so it should make for an interesting afternoon for us.
“We’ll look at our strengths and we’ll look at how we can nullify them. I’m an experienced manager now and you have to keep your focus on the job at hand.
“I’m looking forward to it, Fleetwood are a good side and they have been at this level for a bit longer than us, they are more experienced than us, but we’ll go up there and look forward to it.”
The boss feels that his squad are adapting to the third tier as they navigate themselves through the campaign.
Mellon added: “We are growing all of the time. It will be a challenge for us, and we want to build on the character that we showed on Wednesday night.
“We’re growing as a group all of the time and we have to represent this Club really well and tomorrow will be no different.
“We have to keep improving all of the time, but it is a job that we knew that we were going to have this season, it is about keeping consistent and the next challenge, and the next challenge is Fleetwood.
“We can look no further forward than that, but we can definitely see huge strides forward in development.”
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