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Micky's reaction to sixth straight league win

8 January 2022

Rovers boss Micky Mellon heaped praise on the players who came into the team for Saturday's encounter, as his side dispatched of strugglers Scunthorpe United to climb up to second in the league standings.

Mellon singled out debutant Josh McPake and Liam Feeney for praise. The duo were among a handful of changes from the Boxing Day triumph against Barrow.

"I'm really pleased with the boys that have come in today, who haven't been playing and did a job for us like they've done.

"McPake came in there and he's not played any football for a while but it was needs must, Feeney came in and was excellent. All the boys that came off the bench carried it forward, that's a great credit to them for the work that they do when they're not in the team, you look and see the graft that these boys have put in and it's for moments like this evening.

"So, we're really pleased, but not carried away. We'll enjoy this evening as we always say and it's important that you do that, but it will be with one eye on Tuesday night. We'll get some joy this evening, tomorrow get recovered, Monday get recovered and then we know there's another big, tough game on Tuesday night, which we'll take a massive following over there. We're really excited and looking forward to that already."

Mellon also praised the attacking duo of Charlie Jolley and Elliott Nevitt who were linking up once again in attack for Rovers, with both getting their names on the scoresheet.

"It's important that we get goals from our front players, that's what they're in the team to do and I was really pleased.

"Both really, really special goals, two cracking goals. But not just that also their general work rate, their hold-up play, their desire to want to fight for us at that end of the pitch and keep us up there was terrific. It was a good performance.

Saturday's result ensured a sixth consecutive league triumph for Rovers, but the Gaffer refused to get carried away, insisting his side are only focused on what's ahead.

"I'm only looking forward now, what we've done before has only got us to the position that we're in. What's important now is that we keep going and we keep preparing really well and we take every game and every half as it comes and we keep looking forward.

"We will not be patting ourselves on the back for anything that we've done, that's gone now, that's history. Now it's about what we do next."

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