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Micky's Newport reaction

21 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon gave his assessment of today’s match in his post-match interview following the 1-0 loss at home to Newport County.

Rovers suffered their first loss of the season in what Mellon described as a very tight game.

Speaking to the local media, Micky said: “In a very tight game, we didn’t get going, we were passive, and we didn’t get the ball down well enough at times. We didn’t do what we are good at which is get the ball down and work opportunities to the ball to the front men or get it out wide. We didn’t do that enough today.

“It was a very stop start match, Newport had their game plan, and we knew what that was going to be. To deal with that, you have to be better with the ball and when the game is in open play, you are better with the football and that is the story of the game.

“We huffed and puffed at the end, and we did create some very good opportunities, that is for sure. I won’t stand here though and say we played the football we have been playing recently, it kept breaking down when we had the opportunities to get inside or round the outside of Newport’s shape, or we didn’t get on the end of crosses.

“We had opportunities, Elliott Nevitt had a great header and to be fair, he needs more crosses into the box so he can be dangerous, but he kept going. It wasn’t until we got Callum McManaman that we started to get the ball into the box, the overlaps and any sort of pressure. That is the disappointing element from today.”

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