TRANMERE Rovers face Exeter City in what promises to be a 'challenging' League Two clash at Prenton Park this weekend.

Micky Mellon's team thrashed Crawley 5-1 at home last week, keeping them well in the playoff pack, and the manager is hoping for another home win on Saturday.

Looking ahead to the match, during a press conference at the club's Solar Campus training ground in Leasowe this afternoon, he said it will be a great opportunity to take on last year's promotion finalists – currently third on the table - in front of a home crowd.

He added: "We know where we are in the league and it's great that, at this stage of the season, we have a big game.

"We have worked very hard to be able to have these type of games and are looking forward.

"We have to make sure that we keep our feet on the ground and go out there and perform.

"Exeter are a good side, with loads of experience and were play-off finalists last year, so we know we are in for a really tough match.

"It's a great challenge for us, one that we are looking forward to."

Assessing this weekend's opponents, he continued: "Exeter are in the top three, it’s going to be a good challenge.

“They are very experienced side and we are in for a really good game of football."

Consistency has earned Rovers their current seventh place on the table.

Mellon explained: "We have made Prenton Park a fortress, because we work hard.

"We don't do anything any differently away than we do at home.

"It's as simple as this: when we have chances we take them, so long may that continue.

"We also take each game as it comes, on its merits.

"Obviously, points are valuable, but we wouldn't believe any game was any more important than any other.

"I've been in football a long time and there will never be two games that will ever be the same.

"At this stage of the season, we have played against eight or nine of the top ten and we're doing well."