Micky Mellon gave us his thoughts and feelings ahead of facing a visit from Neil Harris’ Gillingham side at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.
Before discussing Saturday’s match, he was asked about his reaction to being drawn against Newcastle United in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
“It’s really good for the Club and a fantastic tie on the horizon. It’s huge financially because everyone knows how difficult it is for clubs at this level so to get a big Premier League Club at home is brilliant for the football club.”
Gillingham make the long trip up from Kent on Saturday and will provide a tough challenge says the Boss.
“I know the manager well. Gillingham will be well organised, we’ve watched a lot of them and they’re a strong team. The challenge is there for us again and they’ll be up for the challenge so we need to make sure we overcome that.
“We’re looking forward to it, we enjoy playing at home as I say all of the time. We’re trying to put something together now, a way of playing so we just need to get consistent at that from the start of the game and I’m sure we’ll be more than fine.
“We picked up another couple of injuries at Accrington, it’s that time of the season when players are still trying to get fit and building on their fitness levels so you do run the risk of that. All of the players are here to play, you’ll never hear me making excuses about that. They all know their jobs and they’ll be expected to go out there and perform in a way that we have practiced to the level that will be needed to get a result at the weekend.
“The fans are always there driving the boys on as they were on Tuesday night. They know their part that they have to play and we know our part and that we have to get them going in the way that we perform so it works both ways. When that comes together we know what a formidable club we can be”