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Micky: We will go all out to try and get a really valuable three points

27 January 2022

Rovers boss Micky Mellon promised his side will be stubborn at the weekend, as they welcome league leaders Forest Green to Prenton Park.

The weekend's encounter is a clash between first and second, with an opportunity to close the gap between themselves and Forest Green at the top. The Gaffer wasn't getting ahead of himself, however, reminding local media that nothing will be decided at the weekend.

"Nothing will be decided at the weekend. It's another massive three points, a really massive game, really looking forward to it, but it's another game and nothing will be decided at the weekend.

"It's important that you keep your eye on the important stuff and that's what you can control and that's three points, so we'll go and attack that.

"Then we'll adjust and adapt to training into the next game after that, so that's absolutely all it's about. Of course, we understand it's a big game, there will be a big crowd, it's great that first and second are playing each other, that's terrific. But, nothing will be decided at the weekend."

The clash on Saturday will pit the league's best attack against the league's stingiest defence, Micky said his side are ready to dig deep and be stubborn to deny Forest Green at Prenton Park.

"We'll be ready. We know the way that we want to play, we have our own identity on how we want to play.

"We will be stubborn, we will be hard to play against and we will go all out to try and get a really valuable three points.

Rovers have strengthened their squad with two additions this week, as former loanees Lee O'Connor and Josh Hawkes have signed permanent contracts on the Wirral. Micky spoke about the importance of these signings and building on an already strong group.

"(It's) Huge that we have our own players, I think for the short-term and long-term, so we know where we're going.

"It was difficult in the summer, we only had three or four players. I don't think people appreciate how difficult it is to build an entire squad from that."

"But we were able to put something together that's got us to January and gave us a fantastic foothold and now we can try and bring people in permanently to keep building on a group, rather than starting a building job again."

Micky was also able to provide a positive update on kit man ‘Chid’, who's recovering from a health scare suffered last week.

"He's doing really well, it's incredible his strength of character. He's over in Liverpool now getting a pacemaker fitted so all good news.

"He's been well looked after from the ambulance drivers and paramedics and all the people at Arrowe Park, what a fantastic job they've all done.

"As everybody always says, they're the real heroes."

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