Rovers boss Micky Mellon expressed his disappointment at Saturday's defeat to local media after his side were condemned to a costly defeat on the road at Stevenage.
It was the hosts who came out on top in a scrappy affair at the Lamex Stadium in which Rovers were far from their best. Micky offered his reflection on the game and issued an apology to the travelling supporters after the final whistle.
"(It was) Not good enough. Not good enough from the first moment. We must apologise to the supporters, that performance was nowhere near what this club is used to. Why, I don't know, I've got a number of thoughts.
"The fight and the fire wasn’t there which is needed in games like that and that was disappointing. We never really got going at any stage.
"Too many players weren't at it today and let us down, but it's my team so that's my responsibility. It was as poor of a performance as I've seen from a Tranmere team in a long time, we've spoken about it in there and all we can do is sincerely apologise to people who paid money to come and watch that today because it wasn't good enough.
"We've told them in there and we're gutted."
Rovers were outdone throughout the afternoon by Stevenage and Micky admitted that the squad never matched the energy levels of their opponents and gave his opinion on why that was the case.
“We knew what it was going to be like, it wasn’t any news to us, it was nothing that surprised us about the effort and the energy that Stevenage showed. We just never matched it, for some reason we didn’t match it.
“We never showed enough qualities at any stage to be threatening enough and I mean qualities in terms of not just controlling and passing a football, which wasn’t good enough either by the way, but the fight and fire that’s required in order to be successful at any level.
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