Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon feels his side are becoming “more consistent” as they navigate themselves through their Sky Bet League One season.
Promotion-chasing Ipswich Town visit Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, with Rovers returning to action in front of the SWA for the 3pm kick-off.
Rovers kick-start a busy week as they host the Suffolk outfit before welcoming Premier League club Watford in Thursday night’s re-arranged Emirates FA Cup third-round replay.
And ahead of the clash with Paul Lambert’s Tractor Boys this weekend, Mellon believes that his players are adapting to the demands of the third-tier of English football.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Mellon said: “We’ve worked to try and become more consistent at everything that League One asks of you.
“We’ve definitely improved, and we’ve been able to bring a few bodies in and we have a few back from injury now.
“The players in general have shown levels of improvements of the asks of League One as well. I think that is quite simple that they had to get better and be more consistent.”
Mellon wants his men to get back to basics, with a timely boost ahead of this weekend coming in the form of captain Scott Davies being available for selection after a recent calf injury.
The boss added: “I’ve told them that they have to keep the football simple. They have to get more goals and get more clean sheets in order to give us a chance of keep moving forward.
“I’m hoping that we’ll show a level of improvement even from the performance with Ipswich.”
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