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Micky's thoughts ahead of Orient

17 December 2021

Rovers boss Micky Mellon opened up on an array of different topics in his pre-match press conference, ahead of his side's weekend clash with Leyton Orient.

Rovers come into the game after recording three consecutive victories in the league, Mellon believes that simply his side are just doing better and that's the catalyst for the rich vein of form.

"I think that we're just doing things better, more clinically. There's not really much that's dramatically changed much in way of principals, we started quite early in pre-season and probably the players are just playing better.

"They're human beings, we have ups and downs in performance levels and I just think at the minute that they're playing well like we need to do in order to get results and long may that continue."

Micky also went into detail when asked about the procedure of processing a result, he talked about the confidence of the group and how Rovers stay focused of keeping the momentum moving in the right direction.

"They're usually quite a confident group anyway, I think the way that we work things here we would be able to tell you why we've won or why we think we've lost and that might be an individual performance at a moment or it might be a period in a game.

"So we would always comb over it like that to try and help the players in things like confidence to make sure that we understand what went wrong in that moment and how we could improve our attitude after the score, anything like that, so that's how we would do things in order to try and help keep confidence continuous. 

"We wouldn't really allow the players to feel sorry for themselves or feel too high, we just get on with it and try and hit the same levels in the training sessions with the same expectations of the players from the coaching staff and each other, win, lose or draw in order to try and keep momentum moving forward."

Micky also offered an injury update ahead of Saturday's encounter, with trio Callum McManaman, Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Paul Glatzel all sidelined.

"Callum (McManaman) is obviously going to be suspended because he's not had his red card overturned. (Nathaniel) Knight-Percival is still not going to be returned and Paul Glatzel is still not training, so they're definitely missing.

"But apart from that everyone else is available for selection."

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