TRANMERE Rovers face a crucial Easter weekend of fixtures as their battle for an automatic promotion place intensifies.

Micky Mellon's side take on Forest Green Rovers at Prenton Park tomorrow afternoon and Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Easter Monday. Both games kick off at 3pm.

Currently fifth on the League Two table, they are just two-points off Mansfield Town in third, who occupy the final automatic promotion position.

They beat MK Dons 2-1 at Prenton Park last Saturday, thanks to goals from David Perkins and Connor Jennings.

Forest Green's last game ended in a 2-0 triumph against Macclesfield Town.

During a press conference at the club's Solar Campus training ground this afternoon Mellon praised the 'fantastic' team spirit for the work that had taken them to fifth on the table and stressed that the hard work will continue throughout the season's final games.

Looking ahead to what promises to be tough game at home tomorrow, Mellon said: "There's never been an easy game regardless of who we are playing against so tomorrow will be no different but two teams battling it out for the main prizes so it will be very difficult.

"We need to make sure we go out there and get ourselves in the right place to go and represent this Football Club properly.

Praising the efforts of players, club and fans so far this season, Mellon continued: "Right at the start of season, we wanted to continue to try to bring football that was looking like it was going to be successful to the football and we've worked very hard to do.

"We are where we are at the moment and haven't achieved anything other than that.

"It's all about continuing the hard work and trying to get over the line."

Praising the efforts of players, club and fans this season, Micky continued: "I think it has been a whole together thing, I think there's been a real big movement from everybody that has contributed to us getting favourable results but it must continue and as a football club.

"We must keep getting results and keep performing well, keep developing players and keep the standards of the place high, that is something that will continue but everybody has been a big part of it.

"They are a great group of lads who work very, very hard, I know every manager says that, but they genuinely do.

"We have a group of players who go out there and know they are not selfish, and they have to be ready for when opportunities come along and keep moving forward.

"The team spirit is fantastic between all of us."

Echoing Mellon's optimism during the press conference, centre-back Mark Ellis said: "It's a massive weekend for the teams around us as well, so we need to go and pick up all three-points tomorrow and then again on Monday.

"They (Forest Green) are a good team, they are a good passing team as well, probably similar to MK Dons so it will be a similar type of game, but we just need worry about what we are doing and how we can win the game.

"If we want to be in and get in to that top three, these are the teams that we need to play well against and beat so it is massive for us and it is a massive game.

"We know when we play against teams, every team is going to have a better spell in the game and mentally we need to be strong and sure at the back and as a group as well, you have to make sure you work hard and the result will come.

"It's vital that we are calm and collected as a group to drag us through.

"We just have to keep worrying about what we are doing, we can't look and rely on other results and if we keep picking up points and winning games, we've got a great chance of being in that top three.

"There was a belief in the players, belief in each other that we could do it and we've been on a tremendous run and I hope it continues.

"The fans have been tremendous right from day one, they have turned up in their numbers and have backed us."