Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon hailed his side’s fight after Stefan Payne’s injury-time equaliser earned a deserved 1-1 draw away to Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.
Forward Payne bundled home a late leveller from close-range on 95 minutes, steering past goalkeeper Daniel Iversen right in front of 982 of the SWA after Ben Wiles’ strike earlier in the second half put Paul Warne’s Millers ahead.
And Scotsman Mellon says Rovers got their rewards for their performance on a sun-kissed South Yorkshire afternoon.
Mellon said: “We thoroughly deserved our point in the end, it didn’t really matter when it came, we just wanted our just rewards for a really good performance from the boys.
“They (the players) gave us everything, they left nothing on the pitch and kept fighting and fighting until the end for the magnificent support that roared us on. I was delighted that we gave them something to cheer about at the end.
“I’m really, really pleased with the performance. I have to be patient. I know that I have to be strong and we set a benchmark to everybody who came to see us today that we have the fight and tempo that League One football is asking.
“We were brave, and we came here wanting to get something and wanting to kick-start the season and get it going and we were able to do that.
“So, coming here against a very much fancied team coming down from the Championship and we have shown that we can go toe-to-toe with them for long, long periods.
“I thought we had the better chances and we thoroughly deserved our result.”
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