MICKY Mellon is hoping for a repeat of Tranmere Rovers' triumph over Wrexham earlier this season when the two teams face each other in a televised second National League derby this weekend.

A slice of good fortune gave the manager a winning start to his tenure at Prenton Park as Rovers pipped Wrexham to 2-0 victory on October 8.

Saturday's match, at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground, starts at 12.15pm and will be screened on BT Sports.

It comes days after Cole Stockton's bullet header pushed Rovers up to second in the National League – behind Lincoln City only on goal difference – in a hard-fought victory over Dover at Prenton Park that ended with the hosts wininng 1-0. 

Looking ahead to the game during a press conference at the club's Solar Campus training ground this afternoon, Mellon said the pressure was on, adding: "It's a derby game, going be on TV.

"I'm really looking forward to it. It’s going to be a fantastic occasion.

"You want to be involved in this type of game, and we're lucky that we are.

"I've been at Prenton Park for 32 games and we’d love a victory, especially for what is at stake. It's a massively important game.

"Wrexham are a big, big club with a huge history and tradition".

Praising the fans' incredible support, Mellon said: "The fans will take up their allocation at the ground, we'll give them something to shout about".

With eight games left this season, Mellon said the pressure is on: “We have played really well. The lads have been fantastic, brilliant. We just need to keep that going.

"Pressure’s on everybody in football. It’s how you deal with it that makes the difference. Experience helps you with that".