TRANMERE boss Micky Mellon praised the 'group effort' of players, fans and the club after being named Sky Bet League Two manager of the month for March.

The manager has timed his side's automatic promotion push to perfection.

Five wins from five games, an 11-1 goal differential and entertaining play aplenty has his players bursting with confidence and crowds flocking to Prenton Park.

Commenting on his accolade, Mellon said: "I always worry about the title of this award because it looks like it is solely just me.

"I really mean this, it is an entire group effort, including everyone at the club and the fans.

"We had a fantastic month, it is a whole group reward for a lot of work that went on in a difficult month (March), we got results from good performances.

"So, it is a great reward for everyone.

"Well done to all."

George Burley, chair of the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: "Micky has really got Tranmere ticking during one of the most important periods of the season.

"A perfect 15 points from five matches - with his exciting team scoring 11 goals and conceding only one - has brought the feel good factor back to Prenton Park."

Sky Sports' EFL pundit Don Goodman said: "It's at the business stage of the season where a well-timed run of good results can propel a side from mid-table into the play-off mix and that's exactly what happened for Micky Mellon at Tranmere in March.

"The 100% record took them to within four points of the automatic promotion positions and mean that Tranmere's season is a long way from finished."

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: "Tranmere have been the surprise package in League Two this season and won all five games in March.

"Micky Mellon's side have all but guaranteed they finish in the Play-Off places (1/25 to make top seven) and are 9/4 shots to be promoted from 11/1 at the start of the month."

The manager of the Month judging panel features former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports' EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL communications director Mark Rowan, League Managers' association director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.