Post Match – Micky Mellon: “I thought that the fans were brilliant today”

By Peter Tscherewik

Micky Mellon was full of praise for the supporting Super White Army after his side defeated Bromley 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers secured their ninth successive domestic home win at Prenton Park infront of a 5,536 bumper crowd, which was incidentally a higher attendance than 11 of 12 matches played in League Two on the same day.

He said: We have to answer the questions that the game throws at us and I thought that the fans were brilliant today.

Because they understand that, that sometimes the game just goes that way.”


Micky Mellon celebrates after the full-time whistle (Credit – Tranmere Rovers)

The manager was very pleased with the performance of Adam Buxton, and particularly his assist he made for Connor Jennings’s winning goal.

Buxton put in a terrific performance, having returned to the starting eleven for the first time since Tranmere drew 2-2 away at Wrexham in January because of injury.

The 25-year old claimed the man of the match award at Prenton Park from the match against Bromley. and is comfortably winning the Tranmere Talk man of the match poll at the moment.

He said: “It was a terrific ball, a fantastic ball. In the second-half we were saying to him that we felt a couple of times he wasn’t going forward with the ball when that’s what we were wanting, rather than going back to Scotty (Davies).

“He’s (Buxton) got that range of passing that we want him to use playing forward, because as you seen from the quality of the passes that he hit, especially the one from the goal he can be very dangerous from that.”


Celebrations in full swing after Tranmere go 1-0 up (Credit – Tranmere Rovers)


Having scored the winning goal for Tranmere, Mellon was quick to emphasise the importance of Jennings as he claimed his ninth goal of the season in all competitions.

Jennings, Andy Cook and James Norwood have scored 34 domestic goals between them in 2017-18, which is incidentally equal to or higher than four teams in the division, (FC Halifax Town, Torquay United, Chester and Guiseley).

He said: He’s massively important to us, he is a huge, huge player for us.

“He loves this stage of the season, he’s been through it before and is very experienced, and I’m really, really pleased for him that he got his reward and got a good goal.”


Connor Jennings battling down the left-wing for Tranmere Rovers (Credit – Tranmere Rovers)

Who made our three stand out stars list from the match against Bromley? Find out by clicking here.



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