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Micky's reaction to Salford victory

18 September 2022

Rovers boss Micky Mellon heaped praise on his players for their performance on Saturday, as they took an impressive victory on the road at Salford City.

Speaking after the match, Micky offered his reaction to the game, describing what he saw from the group as a 'real team performance', he also called on the players to build on the result and show more consistency going forward, something he believes his young squad are more than capable of.

"I always stand here and (support) the players. We come together and we put a game plan together and then it's up to them to go and execute it and today they did that (fantastically).

"They were excellent from the first minute, working hard at the things that we decided that we were going to try and do in the game and they did it for the whole 90 minutes, so every credit to them for doing that. Like you said, it was a real team performance, (and) I think we could have had a few more goals to be fair. 

"When you look out there as well, and this gives me an opportunity to back that up, how many 20-year-olds were playing out there!? There are so many young players now, we haven't really had that, certainly since I've been here. 

"Like I keep saying, if we're patient with us, I know that we've disappointed at times because we're a club that expects to win games of Football. But as I said on Thursday, it takes time and it takes opportunity and it takes opportunity for the boys to take the opportunities. 

"You see today the amount of young players that are out there, it bodes well for the future, now it's about finding that composure and that consistency, which for young players is the next step of their development, finding consistency. That's what I'm here for, I'm here to help them try to do that, I'm here to find out what their strengths are and try to put that into a team, and keep winning games of football. 

"We know that we've let you down before, but we're on a project here. I keep saying that to everybody, we're on a project and I won't lose my focus on that, I understand what it takes to move the project forward and to try and get it right. Today is certainly very satisfying because you see what it's like when it comes together, but now we must find a consistency of that.

"It's probably one of the youngest teams I've had since I was on the under 15's! It's a very, very young side. But we've (got) bags of energy and bags of enthusiasm that just needs to become consistent, we could see there with (the) experienced players in and around them what we can be like, so it was a really good performance."

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