Post Match- Micky Mellon: “We Love James Norwood”

By Joel Lampkin

Following his Man of the Match performance against Ebbsfleet United, manager Micky Mellon heaped praise on his star forward James Norwood after reaching his impressive tally.

The striker bagged his 50th goal for The Super White Army with two strikes against The Fleet resulting in Mellon highlighting how important him and the rest of the big players are for the team.

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He said: “We love Nors, we are going to need our big players like him to keep performing all the way through until the end of the season. He is certainly doing that for us at the minute.”

The manager showed he was content with the performance of his entire front line with their pressing often forcing the opposition into mistakes to create chances.

With the players all putting in a shift for the team Mellon played down the current hype of The Super Whites’ current eight home game unbeaten run – a record set by the legendary Johnny King.

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Mellon said he was pleased with the effort of his forward line

He said: “Really pleased with them, we have worked really hard in the pressing of the four lads up front, making sure that we make it difficult for teams as much as we can. Getting after teams and keeping the tempo high.

“Pleased to get the result, get the goals and keep a clean sheet at home, we are delighted to keep that home record going, obviously very pleasing. A good days work but that is all it is, a good days work.

“All over the pitch it would be wrong for me to single anybody out. I think that they were all superb.”

With Ben Tollitt returning to action for the first time since October, Mellon voiced how important his contribution can be towards the end of the season.

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Tollitt returned in what was an almost dream return to Prenton Park

The no.7 came close to a dream return as he cut inside two players before his effort skimmed the top of the goal.

Mellon said: “He has had such a rough time of it, I don’t think were was anybody in the ground that was not wishing it did not go in for him. It will do him the world of good going in there and getting twenty minutes under his belt.

“He can look forward now, he is going to be massive for us.”

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