FRIDAY night football returns to Prenton Park this week when Tranmere Rovers face Macclesfield Town.

During a press conference at club’s Solar Campus training ground in Leasowe this afternoon boss Micky Mellon said his side was preparing for what promised to be an 'exciting' game.

Mellon’s side are seventh on the League table after Saturday’s seven-goal thriller away at Morecambe. Harvey Gilmour’s strike on 89 minutes earned Tranmere the 4-3 triumph at the Globe Arena.

A 6-0 midweek Checkatrade Trophy defeat away at Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday saw Mellon make changes to his team in Shropshire, ahead of Friday's clash under the Prenton Park floodlights.

Success tomorrow night would make it three league wins in a row.

Macclesfield, who returned to League Two last season after a 2-0 win over Eastleigh, are currently bottom of the division.

They parted company with manager Mark Yates on Monday after last weekend’s home defeat to Notts County.

Looking forward to tomorrow's game, Micky Mellon said: "I've never managed Tranmere in a Friday night game before.

"It will be a good atmosphere.

"We'll go out there and a game against a team with whom we enjoy a very healthy rivalry.

"We'll go out there and be ready to go."

Friday night football was a regular fixture at Prenton Park, but has not been as frequent over the last four years.

Looking forward to soaking up the Friday night atmosphere at Prenton Park, Rovers goalkeeper Scott Davies said "Hopefully, there will be a big crowd following us.

"Everyone knows about the excitement of Friday night at Tranmere in days gone by."

On tomorrow night’s opponents, Davies added: "Whatever the game throws at us, we’ll be ready for them.

"We owe them one, but at the end of the day they won the league; the best teams do win the league over the course of the season. I'm not too bothered about them.

"We always felt we had better players and were equipped for this league and at the moment that’s showing to be the case.

"But, it's a long season and we're not getting too far ahead of ourselves yet.

"As long as we focus on Tranmere, we’ll be ok."