TRANMERE Rovers army of supporters celebrated their heroes' return to the Football League during a civic reception tonight.

The National League playoff winners were congratulated by council leader Phil Davies and new Mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Watt during the event at Birkenhead Town Hall from 6pm.

Cllr Davies said: "Seeing Rovers back where they belong in the Football League is fantastic news for the whole borough.

“We all remember the glory days at Prenton Park, with the Johnny King and John Aldridge teams, and after the incredible result at the weekend, I am sure Micky Mellon and his team will be writing their own page in the Tranmere history books.

“I encourage every Tranmere fan to get down to Hamilton Square on Wednesday evening – bring your scarves, banners and flags and let's give the boys the celebration they deserve.”

Taking place in the main room members of the first team along with team manager Micky Mellon made an appearance on the town hall veranda to speak with fans to thank them for their support this season.

Tranmere Rovers chairman Mark Palios said: "This has been a historic few days for Tranmere and it is great that the players, the staff and most of all the supporters will have an opportunity to celebrate it together with the council and the people of the Wirral.

“We are a community club, and celebrating with the community feels the right thing to do."