TRANMERE Rovers boss Micky Mellon said his squad is ‘nippy’ and ready to resume their League Two campaign after bad weather halted proceedings last weekend.

Their game against Oldham Athletic was postponed hours before it was due to take place on Saturday because of a waterlogged pitch. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at Boundary Park (7.45pm kick off).

Rovers, currently fifth on the table with 61 points, face eighth-placed Colchester United at the Jobserve Community Stadium on Saturday.

During a press conference at Rovers Solar Campus training ground in Leasowe this afternoon, Mellon said his side was ready to get back on the pitch, adding that consistency was key if the team had any chance of success at the end of the season.

Summing up the players' mood with nine games left to go in the campaign, he told the Globe: “It's good. We're excited, but we have got the reins on it.

"We are not too over-the-top or too low.

"We try to keep things consistent, because we know that there's a level that we have to train at and play at in order to give ourselves a good chance of winning games.

"So nothing, really, will change, because we believe that's the way we will get results.

"Today, you can feel that the players are a wee bit nippy and wanting a game. They're ready to play and need a game, so, we're looking forward to a good game at the weekend."

Looking forward to taking on John McGreal’s Colchester side, Mellon said: “John’s a good friend of mine, first and foremost and am not surprised that he’s done so well in management. You can see that in the way his team plays.”

Reflecting on last week's disruption to the programme, he said: "We always want to play, but obviously I can’t do anything about the weather.

"It meant we had a weekend off and could go and do different things.

"I was able to go a watch a game, the players get a weekend’s rest which wasn't on the schedule, and instead of spending Monday recovering, we were able to work hard and get some good sessions done."