Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon admits that his side need to improve, but he was satisfied with the effort after his side were beaten 1-0 at home by Shrewsbury Town at Prenton Park on Saturday.
Callum Lang’s goal inside the opening 20 minutes won it for the Shrews, with Connor Jennings sent off for two bookable offences at the end of the first half.
Rovers went close in the second-half through Stefan Payne and Neil Danns, but couldn’t find an equaliser.
Speaking to the local media following the game, Mellon offered his thoughts on the defeat.
Mellon said: “I don’t think we were good enough with the ball, I don’t think we had any kind of rhythm, when we did have the opportunities to pass it better, we gave it away too cheaply, and turnovers, we never really executed them either, in a scrappy game.
“The sending off has obviously made it very difficult for us and in terms of effort, they had a right good go but what we lacked today was that quality with the football, when those opportunities came, it broke down and it never gave us any chance to get into dangerous areas because we kept giving it away.
“We lacked imagination in the final third which was needed against that type of defensive set-up, but in terms of effort, they wouldn’t be found wanting.
“Our set plays in the box were decent, a couple of times we let ourselves down and there was enough corners of reasonable quality that we could have been a bit more aggressive with, which was another opportunity to score goals.
“I don’t think, apart from the goal, Scott only had a couple of saves to make, but all in all, I’m disappointed.”
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