TRANMERE Rovers' manager Micky Mellon says the squad has made good use of the long break between games in preparation for Saturday's FA Trophy second-round tie against South Park.

Rovers made it through to this stage of the competition after Ritchie Sutton took them to victory with a solitary goal against Wrexham in a cross-border derby last month. 

South Park, currently in The Ryman Isthmian Football League, beat North Leigh 3-1 in their First Round replay.

Saturday's match takes place at Prenton Park, 3pm kick-off.

Assessing this weekend's opponents during a press conference at the club, Mellon said: "We will give South Park a lot of respect in this round.

"I can't really concentrate on South Park's mentality heading into the game; but I know that our players and fans' mentality has to be right.

"We've got to have a team that we believe will get us the result we need.

"We're looking no further than the next game.

"We go into Saturday's game knowing that we will be expected to win".

Mellon added that the squad has been hard at work on the training ground since their last game on New Year's Day, in which they were beaten 4-2 by Macclesfield Town.

He continued: "We have made a lot of good use of the time we've had available and the players have worked very hard.

"It's given us an opportunity to reflect on my first 15 games as manager, gauge where we are and, knowing that there 20 games to go this season, what we need to do to give us the best possible chance of success at the end of the current season.

"We are a very demanding football club. Consistency is important."