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Micky's Gillingham preview

6 September 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon expects Gillingham to pose a difficult challenge at Prenton Park on Saturday, but he is confident his players can continue to learn the “tempo” of Sky Bet League One.

Rovers welcome Steve Evans’ Gills to the Wirral for a third-tier clash looking for a second home win of the campaign against the Kent outfit.

And Scotsman Mellon feels his men are getting used to the tempo of Sky Bet League One.

Mellon said: “Loads and loads of questions will get asked of us by Gillingham, and we’ll be able to do the same at the other end of the pitch. We’ll continue the work and keep moving the group forward to become that competitive team and getting used to playing League One football every Saturday.

“We are working very hard at the minute and it is always nice to see in games, what the improvements are and what we continually have to work on. We have continued that this week.

“We have carried on the work that we know we need to do to keep us competitive in a division.

“There is an up surge in tempo that is needed in order to be competitive in League One and there is a need to do that and we are working on that through our principles.

“An important thing was that we have the fitness level and mentality that we are able to go into the areas of tempo and stay in there and you have seen how competitive we can be, and we have to get used to how tough football is at this level.

 “They are going to have to get used to performing at their level and the fans have seen that and we are getting more consistent at that.

“We need to keep pushing our standards all the time and we have a lot of talent and potential with a team that can grow.”

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