TRANMERE Rovers' manager Micky Mellon believes consistency is key to success as their League Two campaign continues.

The team are currently tenth on the table and beat Port Vale 1-0 at Prenton Park last weekend.

James Norwood notched his fifth goal in as many games for Rovers late on to clinch the win that maintains their unbeaten home record this season.

They face Northampton Town away, in what promises to be another tough game, on Saturday.

Assessing his side's performance and success so far this season during a press conference at Rovers' Solar Campus training ground in Leasowe this afternoon, Mellon said: "We worked very hard at that.

"It's not just something that’s come about by chance, there's been a lot of hard work by the players and staff on the training ground to try to put that together.

"When it comes off, yes we’re very pleased, but we don't get carried away. We know that we've got to continue to keep working hard to get those clean sheets."

Rovers returned to the Football League – after a three-year hiatus – after beating Boreham Wood 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in May.

Although no stranger to the League, Mellon admitted that the return from National League brings its own challenges.

He said: "Everything is tougher when you move up a league.

"Everything is harder, everything has to be better.

"On the flipside of that, every game you play is harder as well, because everyone you're playing against is that little bit better at the things that you’re used to facing.

"You have to be bit quicker, bit more aggressive, more physical in this league.

"The important thing is for us to get the goals.

"We have to keep working hard to get that consistency."