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Micky's pre match Scunthorpe thoughts

27 August 2021

Micky Mellon says that Tranmere must bring their hardworking mentality with them on their trip to Scunthorpe United at the weekend, ahead of his side's matchup with the Iron.

Rovers come into Saturday's encounter off the back of a frustrating 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newport County a week ago and will be hoping to return to winning ways this Saturday.

Addressing the clash with Scunthorpe and his opponent's start to the season he said: "I think you've got to approach the game understanding that there isn't a great deal, if anything, between a lot of the teams in this division. Every time you play a game you have to work very hard to try and get a result, so if you go with that mentality in order to try and get a result, then you'll be fine with that."

"It's when you start to have that other mentality, believing that you can turn up and get a result because of what's happened before. You'll soon come unstuck, there's no doubt about that. So we've got to take care of what we do and make sure we're the best versions of ourselves, put our chances away, keep getting the clean sheets and make sure we're difficult to score against at the other end."

The boss also provided an update on team news ahead of the game.

"We have a few that haven't trained this week, because of the amount of games we've played. There's a few that haven't trained and a few that responded to being back training today and we'll see how they are tomorrow before we travel over to Scunthorpe."

Mellon also touched on the new backroom staff at Rovers, putting an emphasis on the lack of adjustment that's required and the ideas they bring to Prenton Park.

"I wouldn't really say it's an adjustment because that's not really the way I like to manage. I would say it's a different collection of ideas that we all have, brought together, in order to try and win games of football and to try and be successful. It's always refreshing to have new ones (ideas) at times."

"I'm always open to listening to what they say and what their opinions are because I haven't met anybody in all my time in football that has all the answers to football. So you are trying all the time to find ways of giving yourself a better chance of getting results and performing better and it's always good to work with different people to see what their ideas are and that's what's happened."

"I'm the manager of everybody's ideas and I will work with them in order to try and find out what the best way is of us scoring goals and keeping clean sheets and performing the Tranmere way, running the Tranmere way and I'll try and put that together."

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