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Micky's honest assessment of Scunthorpe defeat

29 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon offered his thoughts in his post-match interview after Rovers were beaten 1-0 away at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

The 1-0 loss would prove to be Tranmere's second loss of the league season with an early penalty, which was dispatched by Myles Hippolyte, earning Scunthorpe the victory. Mellon expressed his disappointment at the performance as he spoke to the media after the game, while also stating that his side didn't do enough to justify the level of support from the Rovers faithful who had made the trip.

"We were not of the level (that we expect) and I take responsibility, it's my team. We were not anywhere near as a team and I'm not just saying this because of the support we had again today. We didn't show enough fire and we speak about that all the time because that's a bare minimum that a Tranmere player should have to do.

"I think the penalty is a shocking decision, I think it's a shocking decision. But, you've got to move on from that and bat that off and show more. I thought we were a wee bit milky and we needed to do more, me included.

"We needed to do better to represent Tranmere the way it deserves to be represened, because we get everything that we need but we never showed enough in their 18-yard box. We never showed enough aggression to get on the end of stuff, their centre backs were heading the ball away all day. We need to do more. We got the ball in good areas and we need to show more quality, their players were playing with fire when they got there, so overall that would be my assessment of the game.

"It was about us with the football getting into good areas and being better with it and showing a wee bit of cleverness, a wee bit of magic.

"We need to go back to basics again. We've spoke about how these fans came here and I don't think we've done enough to justify their support today."

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