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Micky Mellon could shuffle pack again as Tranmere look to continue winning run

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by PA37 hits

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon could mix things up again for Saturday’s visit of Lincoln as he enjoys having a fully-fit squad.Mellon made four changes for the midweek win over Blackpool as he switched to a five-man defence and brought Morgan Ferrier, Calum Woods and David Perkins into the side.That saw the in-form Corey Blackett-Taylor drop to the bench, and Mellon said he would continue to c...Full Story »

‘We’re giving ourselves a chance’ – Tranmere boss Micky Mellon

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PA20 hits

Resurgent Tranmere claimed another crucial victory in their bid to avoid relegation from League One as they held on to beat Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.And Rovers manager Micky Mellon has now turned his attention to Saturday’s home clash with Lincoln as his side aim to extend their three-match winning streak.Goals from Morgan Ferrier and James Vaughan gave the visitors a 2-0 half-time...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails benefit of experience as Tranmere boost survival hopes

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA11 hits

Micky Mellon is hoping his experienced players will help Tranmere out of their relegation problems after their 2-1 win over Accrington.It was a second successive win for Rovers, who remain in the bottom three but have games in hand.On-loan Bradford striker James Vaughan made it two goals for Tranmere and 13 for the season with a downward header which evaded keeper Joe Bursik on eight minutes.Vet...Full Story »

Micky Mellon wishes Tranmere could win every game with a last-minute winner

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA22 hits

Micky Mellon hailed his Tranmere side after Corey Blackett-Taylor’s stoppage-time goal sealed a dramatic 3-2 victory at Shrewsbury.Shrewsbury hit back from trailing 2-0 inside the opening 14 minutes to level just past the hour.But Blackett-Taylor had the final word deep into added time when he broke into the box and produced a cool finish to secure a first League One win for Tranmere since...Full Story »

Mickel Miller misses massive chance to seal three vital points for Hamilton

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by PA23 hits

Ladbrokes Premiership relegation rivals St Mirren and Hamilton settled for a 1-1 draw in Paisley after Mickel Miller missed a second-half penalty for Accies.David Templeton put the visitors in front midway through the first half before Ilkay Durmus equalised from a free-kick after Ryan Flynn had been fouled by Miller.Miller then won a penalty after being caught by Lee Hodson but dragged his effo...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails Tranmere’s battling qualities against Blackpool

Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by PA24 hits

Micky Mellon felt his players had produced a real Tranmere performance and were unlucky not to take all three points after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Blackpool at Prenton Park.Ben Heneghan gave the Seasiders the lead in the ninth minute but Morgan Ferrier drew Rovers level with a fine individual goal just before half-time.In a fierce contest, Tranmere produced the better chances in the ...Full Story »

Micky Mellon could shuffle his pack for Tranmere’s clash with Blackpool

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA47 hits

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon could ring the changes for the visit of Blackpool.Winger Corey Blackett-Taylor is available to return from suspension.Mellon is hoping for good news on injured duo Kane Wilson and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.The Rovers manager is questioning the need for reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window after his side’s 4-2 Boxing Day defeat at Burton lef...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails Tranmere resilience after win over Wycombe

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2019 by PA35 hits

Micky Mellon heaped praise on his Tranmere side’s resilience as they came from behind and a man down to beat Wycombe 2-1 in their FA Cup first-round replay.Kieron Morris’ goal five minutes shy of penalties sealed a dramatic comeback at Adams Park and booked Rovers a second-round date with Chichester.That was after Kane Wilson saw straight red in the 41st minute of the contest, and Me...Full Story »

Mick McCarthy not giving up on Euro 2020 qualification for Republic of Ireland

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA31 hits

A defiant Mick McCarthy is refusing to give up on his Euro 2020 dream after seeing the Republic of Ireland come up just short in their showdown with Denmark.Monday night’s 1-1 draw at the Aviva Stadium means it is the Danes who progress automatically along with Switzerland, leaving Ireland to battle their way through the play-offs in March.McCarthy will not know who his team will face in t...Full Story »

Parrott ruffles feathers to impress McCarthy on debut

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA32 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy welcomed teenager Troy Parrott to “men’s football” after seeing the striker hold his own on his senior international debut.The 17-year-old Tottenham frontman was thrown in at the deep end in the 3-1 friendly victory over New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium and although he did not emerge with the goal he craved, he furthered his football educa...Full Story »

McCarthy happy Republic have another chance despite loss to Switzerland

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PA49 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy was refusing to be downhearted as he contemplated a winner-takes-all clash with Denmark with a trip to the Euro 2020 finals at stake.Ireland would have already booked their ticket had they won in Switzerland on Tuesday night, but a 2-0 defeat by the side currently sitting in 11th place in the FIFA rankings left them needing to take three points from the Dan...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails Tranmere’s “battling” spirit after Coventry win

Posted Sunday, October 13, 2019 by PA43 hits

Manager Micky Mellon praised Tranmere’s “battling” spirit as they defeated Coventry 1-0 in Sunday’s Sky Bet League One clash at St Andrew’s.A late Corey Blackett-Taylor goal was enough to give the away side maximum points in a classic smash-and-grab performance which saw hosts Coventry have 19 attempts on goal.The Rovers manager said: “We kept battling, kept f...Full Story »

McCarthy among returning players as Millwall face QPR

Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 by PA29 hits

Millwall trio Jason McCarthy, Shaun Hutchinson and Luke Steele are now match fit and pushing for their first Championship starts of the season against QPR.However, Czech Republic winger Jiri Skalak has still not recovered from a foot and heel injury and he will miss the London derby.Matt Smith will be keen to start against his former club. The big striker spent two seasons with the Hoops before ...Full Story »

McCarthy happy to see players repay his faith with victory over Bulgaria

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA41 hits

Mick McCarthy was a happy man after seeing wild-card selections Jack Byrne and James Collins shine on their senior debuts for the Republic of Ireland.Shamrock Rovers midfielder Byrne, who started his career at Manchester City, had a hand in two of the goals and Luton striker Collins scored the third after coming off the bench in the 3-1 friendly victory over Bulgaria.McCarthy made 10 changes fro...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland’s draw brings back fond memories for Mick McCarthy

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA47 hits

Mick McCarthy was reminded of reaching the World Cup as the Republic of Ireland fought back to snatch a Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Switzerland.McCarthy, who went to Italy in 1990 as a player under Jack Charlton and was in charge when Ireland made it to the Far East 12 years later, experienced a similar elation when David McGoldrick struck late to grab a point from a 1-1 draw in Dublin on Thu...Full Story »

James McCarthy set for Crystal Palace start

Posted Monday, August 26, 2019 by PA53 hits

James McCarthy could make his full Crystal Palace debut when Colchester visit Selhurst Park in the Carabao Cup.Eagles midfielder McCarthy has so far been restricted to two substitute appearances since a summer move from Everton, including in Saturday’s surprise win at Manchester United.Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, who has been left out of Palace’s last two match-day squads, co...Full Story »

Mickael Pote brace earns Benin draw with Ghana

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PA83 hits

Ghana were held to a 2-2 draw by Benin in their opening Africa Cup of Nations Group F game in the Ismailia Stadium.Ghana played most of the second half with 10 men and paid the price as Benin forced them to settle for a point when Mickael Pote netted his second goal of the game in Ismailia, Egypt.Pote opened the scoring before Andre and Jordan Ayew netted for Ghana who then had John Boye sent of...Full Story »

Mick McCarthy takes positives from Republic of Ireland’s win against Gibraltar

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by PA88 hits

Mick McCarthy refused to be downhearted after seeing the Republic of Ireland labour to beat a stubborn Gibraltar and cement their place at the top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group D.Ireland, who scraped a 1-0 win in Gibraltar in March, were little-more convincing at the Aviva Stadium as they eventually claimed a 2-0 win to take their points tally from the opening four fixtures to 10.McCarthy freely...Full Story »

McCarthy keeping Republic grounded before Gibraltar test

Posted Saturday, June 08, 2019 by PA65 hits

Mick McCarthy warned his Republic of Ireland battlers not to enjoy their Euro 2020 draw in Denmark for too long at the end of a bittersweet night in Copenhagen.Shane Duffy’s 85th-minute equaliser secured a 1-1 Group D draw at the Telia Parken Stadium as Ireland denied the Danes victory for the fourth time in five meetings.However, the edge was taken off a creditable result by the news that...Full Story »

Micky Mellon likens Connor Jennings’ story to a comic book after Tranmere go up

Posted Sunday, May 26, 2019 by PA79 hits

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon described Connor Jennings’ story as one from a comic book after he earned Rovers victory in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final.Jennings scored with 90 seconds of extra time remaining, heading home from close range to earn Rovers a 1-0 success against Newport at Wembley and secure back-to-back promotions.It came just a fortnight after his grandad died and 12...Full Story »

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