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Micky pleased with reaction from his team

8 December 2021

After an 89th minute winner, Micky Mellon gave us his post-match thoughts on the latest victory at Boundary Park.

“The Leyton Orient game wasn’t us. It was nowhere near what a performance you expect from a Tranmere player or a Tranmere manager. It’s my team and it was nowhere near, but we told everyone that we was disappointed with our performance and we were sorry but you’ve got to go and back that up and be gritty and determined and we was this evening.

“Young [Charlie] Jolley up front was fantastic. He’s terrific, with his youth and enthusiasm like that, we felt he just needed to have his chance and he’s gone and taken it with both hands, so I thought he was terrific.

“But as for the rest of the group, it was miles better, it was more of a gritty Tranmere away performance and much more like us. It was important to show the fibre we’re made of this evening.”

When asked about Charlie Jolley who got the late winner to send the super white army home with all three points, the gaffer was full of praise for the forward.

“I’ve just seen enough of the boy to suggest to me that he deserved a go. I was almost asking myself ‘why hasn’t he had a go’ and I thought he deserved a crack at it with us not doing enough at the weekend.

"He’s done well at Chester, and he’s done really well in training so I said ‘look, lets be bold and give the boy his go’ and he’s took it with both hands. I was really, really pleased. On a cold night, he’s made you feel warm.

“It’s great to see young players coming through and it’s what it’s all about and it’s what Tranmere has always been about. When you have a prospect like that, perform like that, it’s good signs for the club.”

On the conditions on Boundary Park, Mellon was pleased to leave with three points.

“This has never been an easy place to come, and it’s never been a warm place to be at this time of year. When you come here you know you’re going to get a real battle, they’re a proud football club and they expect their players to work very hard for them. I thought they made a really good game of it and it’s just that we got the moment at the end which we’re delighted about.”

Micky's full interview can we watched on YouTube by clicking here!


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