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Micky Mellon hails Dundee United “character” after win over St Mirren

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA8 hits

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon welcomed back striker Lawrence Shankland but praised his team as a whole for the 2-1 win over St Mirren.Shankland made his first start since the opening game of the season and netted his maiden top-flight goal to give the Tannadice side the lead.Adrian Sporle put them further ahead before Richard Tait was sent off for the visitors and Dylan Connelly netted a co...Full Story »

Mark Reynolds strikes as Micky Mellon earns first Dundee United win

Posted Sunday, August 09, 2020 by PA20 hits

Mark Reynolds returned to haunt Motherwell and earn Micky Mellon his first victory as Dundee United manager.The United skipper netted his first goal for his club to seal a 1-0 Scottish Premiership victory at Fir Park.The boyhood Motherwell fan, who also netted for Aberdeen in his home town, converted a Luke Bolton cross in the 52nd minute and played his part in a solid defensive display from the...Full Story »

Micky Mellon says Dundee United will learn lessons from St Johnstone draw

Posted Sunday, August 02, 2020 by PA21 hits

Micky Mellon feels his Dundee United players will learn their lessons as they adjust to top-flight football after letting slip the lead in a 1-1 draw against 10-man St Johnstone.Mellon looked set to get his United career off to a winning start in the Tayside club’s first Scottish Premiership game in four years after Nicky Clark netted a sixth-minute penalty and Michael O’Halloran was...Full Story »

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

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by PA232 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 PA36 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 PA21 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 PA29 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 »

Tranmere manager Mellon expects strike duo to face Manchester United

Posted Saturday, January 25, 2020 by PA42 hits

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon expects strike duo Morgan Ferrier and Paul Mullin to be available for the FA Cup fourth-round visit of Manchester United on Sunday.Ferrier was withdrawn midway through the second half in the win over Watford in the third-round replay on Thursday night, when his replacement Mullin was also replaced before the end of extra-time.Mullin trained on Friday while Mellon al...Full Story »

Mellon relishes taking on Man Utd after knocking Watford out of FA Cup

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 by PA40 hits

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon is relishing an FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Manchester United having dumped Premier League Watford out in a replay at Prenton Park.Substitute Paul Mullin headed home in extra time to make it 2-1 after Hornets debutant Kaylen Hinds had cancelled out centre-back Manny Monthe’s first-half strike.It means Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s struggling side have to...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails Tranmere’s battling qualities against Blackpool

Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by PA32 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 PA59 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 »

Mellon – A massive win

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA31 hits

Manager Micky Mellon felt Tranmere have finally been given a return on their recent performances after they recorded a crucial 1-0 victory against AFC Wimbledon at Prenton Park.Rushian Hepburn-Murphy scored the only goal midway through the first half but Rovers wasted a host of chances to put the game to bed and had to live dangerously until the very end.The home win puts Tranmere level with the...Full Story »

Mellon pleased to be in FA Cup third round after Tranmere’s win over Chichester

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA31 hits

Micky Mellon was happy just to be in the hat for the third round of the FA Cup after his Tranmere side eventually beat non-league Chichester City 5-1 at Prenton Park.It took over an hour for League One Rovers to find the net but a hat-trick from Morgan Ferrier was book-ended by two Corey Blackett-Taylor goals as the visitors finally collapsed.Substitute Ryan Peake headed a late consolation for C...Full Story »

Barton delighted after being ‘desperate’ to get the better of Mellon

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA30 hits

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton was delighted to get one over his old friend Micky Mellon after Tranmere were beaten 2-1 at the Highbury Stadium.The hosts triumphed thanks to a goal in each half against a Rovers side whose boss remains a huge favourite on the Fylde coast.Barton said: “We knew we would be made to work for that victory.“Micky was always going to be desperate to come back...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails Tranmere resilience after win over Wycombe

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2019 by PA42 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 »

Tranmere boss Mellon has no new injury concerns for Wycombe clash

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA63 hits

Tranmere have no fresh injury concerns as they prepare to face Wycombe for the second successive weekend in front of the Sky cameras.All Micky Mellon’s players came through the 2-2 draw between the teams in the first round of the FA Cup and the Rovers boss could recall Calum Woods.The defender has not played since the middle of September but has been in full training this week, while Morga...Full Story »

Mellon rues ‘missed opportunity’ as Tranmere draw with Wycombe

Posted Sunday, November 10, 2019 by PA29 hits

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon felt that his side’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe was a missed opportunity in the FA Cup first round at Prenton Park.Kieron Morris gave Rovers an early lead before the visitors overturned the deficit either side of half time with goals from Joe Jacobson and Alex Samuel, but Morris struck again to ensure that this tie must be settled in a replay at Adams Park.Mellon s...Full Story »

Mellon hails team spirit after Tranmere fight back for point

Posted Saturday, October 19, 2019 by PA27 hits

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon saluted his side’s spirit and desire after they hit back to deservedly earn a 1-1 home draw against Southend.Rovers substitute Paul Mullin fired home the leveller from the penalty spot with just five minutes left after Tom Hopper had given the Shrimpers an early lead at Prenton Park.Mellon said: “I was disappointed with the performance in the first half....Full Story »

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

Posted Sunday, October 13, 2019 by PA56 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 »

Mellon savours dramatic win

Posted Sunday, September 22, 2019 by PA41 hits

Micky Mellon hailed his side’s never-say-die spirit after Tranmere came from behind in injury time to overcome Burton 2-1 at Prenton Park.Lucas Akins gave the Brewers the lead from the penalty spot with 24 minutes to go, but Ollie Banks equalised with a free-kick in time added on before Stefan Payne headed home a dramatic winner at the death. The triumph was only Tranmere’s second in...Full Story »

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