TRANMERE Rovers boss Micky Mellon says his side's 4-2 midweek victory against Gateshead has set the bar for their final five games of the National League campaign.

During a press conference at the club's Solar Campus training ground in Leasowe this afternoon ahead of Saturday's game against promotion-chasing Aldershot Town, Mellon told the Globe: "It was a massive result for us, like all the games are for us at this stage of the season now.

"But it's also important that we don't get too carried away.

"We've got to keep training well, keep the players fit and well and keep enjoying the size of the games. It's the business end of the season and really enjoyable."

Looking forward to Saturday’s game at Prenton Park, which starts at 3pm, Mellon said: "They are always very, very good football matches; always very tactical."

Assessing this weekend’s opponents, he added: "Aldershot are a good footballing side, so are we, and we're going to be motivated to try to get the three points.

"It's a game we always look forward to. We'll be ready to go.

"It will be two teams trying to play good, attacking football with a purpose and you can see what both teams are trying to achieve.

"You know you have to be very good with and without the ball because they'll make it very hard for you, as we will for them as well.

"There will be a good crowd, it’s nice to be at home on a Saturday afternoon so we’re really looking forward to it."

With a busy schedule coming up in the final few weeks of the season following recent postponements, the boss says there are one or two injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s game.

He explained: "We have a few knocks but that will happen because we’re now going Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday.

"But we have a squad that we've worked hard to keep fit, so others will get opportunities to come in and show us what they can do.

"They may have different qualities to the players they're replacing, but they all know the jobs they have to do in order to give us a chance of winning games so we'll have no excuses."