TRANMERE Rovers face Portsmouth tomorrow in what manager Micky Mellon says will be a 'huge challenge' for both clubs.

During a press conference at the club's Solar Campus training ground, Mellon said his squad have a chance to cause Kenny Jackett's Pompey problems during the League One clash at Fratton Park.

His side will be backed by a large number of the SuperWhiteArmy who will make the journey down to Hampshire.

It is Rovers' second game of the new season and first away since returning to League One.

Mellon said he wanted his squad to relish playing in front of a big crowd at Fratton Park.

He added: "It's a huge challenge for us and we hope we're a huge challenge for them as well, they've lost their first game as well.

"You've got to go and relish going to these kinds of places and these kinds of atmospheres and it is a great test of you as a person to go into that environment and see where you're up to and what you're about.

"We want to thrive in these kinds of environments, be calm and do our jobs, so we are working on that mentality to make sure we go down there and we are a competitive Tranmere team."

Assessing the league's other sides, he reflected: "There are a lot of teams still finding their feet and finding that they are, and Portsmouth are one of the biggest supported clubs, they are a big football club at any level, and we want to be competitive against everybody."

"There will be different styles of teams, different environments, different times of the season, we have to find that consistency of competitiveness, we have to be competitive against every team we play, and we are leaning how to do that."