Micky Mellon Looking Forward to Cup Clash Against the Saddlers

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon has spoken to club journalists ahead of Tuesday evening's Carabao Cup - First Round clash between his Super Whites and Dean Keates' Walsall, and has insisted that his side has to take the win in front of their home crowd.
Mellon, who led his side to promotion via the National League Play-Offs last season, will be taking charge of his 99th game as Rovers boss tomorrow evening and insisted that he and his team are looking forward to taking on the Saddlers, with a place in the Second Round up for grabs.

Micky, who was speaking via his club's official website -, said; "We'll pick the best team that we think can get us a win. When we're playing at home so we've got to win, that's what we've installed in the players since I've been here.

"It's great competition and it gives us an opportunity to keep moving the club forward. We know it's going to be a tough game and we're looking forward to it. Back here under the lights with that atmosphere and who wouldn't want to play on that pitch?"

Mellon, who also spent two-and-a-half years at the helm of Walsall's near-rivals Shrewsbury Town, then went on to talk about the prospect of going up against former Tranmere players Andy Cook and Josh Ginnelly, where he admitted to being a little disappointed that the duo no longer play for the Wirral side.

He continued; "Two lads that gave us great service and I think that's now seven or eight lads that we've had, since I've been here, that are playing in League One now. It shows that we're doing the right things in training and improving them as players so they're good signs.

"We're obviously disappointed that they're not still playing for us but that's the nature of football. We'll keep producing good players and moving forward as a club."
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