Micky Mellon: “We will fight for result against Peterborough”

Following a convincing 2-0 victory over high-flyers Dagenham and Redbridge, Tranmere Rovers now seem to be finding their feet and they are ready for the fight against Peterborough according to Micky Mellon.

Two first-half goals were enough to secure all three points for the home-side but now attention turns to The Rovers’ mid-week Emirates FA Cup replay against Peterborough United.

In his post match press conference Mellon gave a very clear message as to his intentions come Wednesday night as he expects a “difficult” game but one that he and his players are “looking forward” to.

He said: “All I can say is that we are going to go on against Peterborough and try to win that, whatever the game asks us, we will try and do well, we know it is going to be a difficult game but it is one that we are very much looking forward to.”

Having been a part of many FA Cup nights for Tranmere as a player, the 45-year-old knows all too well about what cup competitions mean to the club but he is sure that his side will not rollover but stand and fight against the League One outfit.

We know what the cup has done to the football club and the history that it has created, we know that they are very special nights so we want to make sure that we go and take part in that.

We are keen to make sure that it is going to be a tough game, I mean it is a League One side, but we will go and make sure we give a good account of ourselves and fight for the result.”

On his side’s 2-0 victory over Dagenham he said it was nice to land a win over a side currently above them in the league and get back into “touching distance” from the play-off spots.

It is an important victory, we will not get carried away, there is stuff to play for but we are certainly delighted that we won a game against a team that is above us and to get back into touching distance was important, we knew that.”

With the Super White Army as ever in full support with attendance reaching over 5,000 once again, Mellon was full of praise for the supporters insisting that it was them who helped his side “get over the line“.

We are keen to make sure that we never leave them out, it is that support that when we needed them they rallied right behind us, they were cheering us on and singing their songs, it made for a really good atmosphere.

[It] certainly helped [us] to keep fighting, it was a ‘big together thing’ again but it was important and it helped us get over the line.”

Looking ahead to this Wednesday’s clash he finished with a dignified statement of his side’s victory but claimed that tomorrow all eyes would be firmly switched against their upcoming opponents.

It was good work well done today, we will enjoy this evening and then start to get prepared for a really difficult game on Wednesday.”


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