Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon had his say on Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at Prenton Park.
Charlie Wyke’s header on the hour saw Phil Parkinson’s Black Cats earn all three points on the Wirral, with Rovers having Manny Monthe dismissed late on for two bookings.
And Micky reflected on the contest with Sunderland to the local press after the game.
He said: “Conceding from a set play is disappointing. He doesn’t need to commit the foul. We’ve got to do better.
“Over the course of the game, my goalkeeper hasn’t didn’t have a save to make, it was a tight game.
“We can’t give a cheap free-kick away and we can’t lose people in the box.
“We didn't deserve to lose the game. A draw would have been fair.
"The fight and desire of the group was of the level we want to be at.
“I genuinely think in all honesty, we were the better side, I think in the second half it became even and it became a bit of a wrestle and a stalemate.
“But I always had that worry in my mind that it wasn’t going to be the players how this game goes, and unfortunately, I was right, so that’s the frustration.
“The boys had a right good go against a Sunderland side who are going really well. There’s things we have to get better at, but we handled a tough pitch well, so the performance was there.”
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