Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon gave his thoughts after Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 defeat away at Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League One.
Dennis Politic struck the hosts into a second minute lead before forward Chris O’Grady volleyed in a second for Keith Hill’s Trotters just past the hour-mark.
And speaking to the press following the loss in Greater Manchester, Mellon had his say on the result.
Mellon said: “We tried to be as positive as possible with the team that we set-up with two strikers. It was always going to be difficult when you lose Manny’s physical presence in a game like that and Clarke’s physical presence in a game like that.
“It was always going to be difficult for us, but we tried to be as positive as possible and get a result, playing with the two frontmen. We lost too many physical battles all over the pitch and too many running battles to enable us to get any kind of foothold in the game.
“We lose a very early goal again which changes the whole course of the game. We didn’t really get a feel of what the jobs were going to be, our system against theirs, when we found ourselves a goal down.
“It is a disappointing performance and we have to say that, we tried to be as positive as we can, to try and get something from the game.
“O’Grady has caused us problems all day with his physicality and we knew that we would have to deal with it, and it was difficult.”
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