By Josh Roberts
Micky Mellon was pleased to see his team come away with a “valuable three points” against Torquay United on Saturday at Prenton Park.
Goals for Connor Jennings, his first of the season and a double from Andy Cook helped Tranmere to a fourth consecutive home victory in the league.
Despite the relative comfort Rovers won by and Torquay languishing in the bottom four, Micky Mellon knew coming into the game that it wouldn’t be easy.
“We knew we were in for a difficult game, we’ve seen a lot of Torquay recently, we know that they are a very competitive side, really improving under a new manager and have pulled together some really good results,” said Mellon.
“You get nothing given for easy in this league, nobody ever expects that so we knew that we would have to dig in and fight hard as we did to gain points in the National League.
“We weren’t surprised, we knew they’re a big physical team and very committed and would cause us problems, and they certainly never disappointed.”
Mellon employed a change of system going into the match, straying away from his preferred four four two and was pleased with how his players adjusted.
“Every credit to the players, we had a change of shape and they adapted to it brilliantly well and a got a valuable three points.
“We did have to adapt to the system a little bit because that’s the way that we believe we want to play against them types of teams and them types of systems and hopefully we’ll get success and today the players take all the credit because they got us a result,” said Mellon.
The change of system allowed Connor Jennings to play in a more central role further forward and Mellon was full of praise for his no.11.
“He was excellent, he was great. Again showed his adaptability in what he did for us, we all know he’s a really good player and we’re really pleased to have him here.”
Listen to Micky Mellon’s full post match press conference below.