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Micky's thoughts after Ipswich defeat

28 September 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon admits that his side still have a lot to learn after they were beaten 4-1 away to Sky Bet League One leaders Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon.

Despite Stefan Payne’s second goal in two games, which saw Rovers head into the half-time break on level terms after Luke Garbutt had struck in a 25-yard free-kick for the hosts, Tranmere were defeated on their travels in Suffolk.

Goals after the break from Kayden Jackson, Jon Nolan and Kane Vincent-Young saw Paul Lambert’s table-topping Tractor Boys inflict a tough result on TRFC.

And Mellon offered up his thoughts on the game to the local media following the full-time whistle.

Mellon said: “I know that as a group, we still have a lot of work to do, but I knew that anyway. We’ll comb over the goals and keep working on the things we got right, as there were a lot of things that we did get right, and we’ll continue to do that.

“The free-kick, you just have to put your hand up and say that we aren’t going to get anywhere near that. Whether it was handball, I don’t know as I was too far away, but we got ourselves back into it and we were the better side in the first-half, and that’s me being fair.

“But too early in the second-half, we just never dealt with a free-kick from 40-yards and found ourselves 2-1 down.

“If you are going to play in League One and if you are going to be successful in League One, this is how we have to judge the group, you have to go and take on the challenge of a guy dancing across your 18-yard box when defending as a League One player.

“It is a continual development job. We will look at the videos and the DVDs over the next few days and we will get on to the training ground. We will get working on what we need to do in order to be a consistent force and come to places like Ipswich and do the Club proud.”

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