TRANMERE Rovers' League One campaign continues with a game against Ipswich Town this weekend.

In an interview on the club's website, Rovers' boss Micky Mellon said he believed Saturday's fixture at Portman Road will be the perfect chance to see how far his team has developed.

Rovers head to Portman Road for the first time in more than 20 years and will be looking to claim their first three points on the road this season.

Mellon said: "We know it is going to be a really difficult game.

"We know they have really talented players but that is the challenge ahead.

"This is what it is all about, we want to go and test ourselves in this type of environment.

"This is what we expect from the players, we expect them to go there with no fear.

"I am really looking forward to seeing where we are up to, I am looking forward to the journey and the game.

"As a group, we will embrace Saturday and the exam will finish at 4.45pm when the referee blows his final whistle and we will see where we need to improve and where we don’t need to improve.

"Saturday is the next stage for this developing group and football club that is trying to get back to where it should be.

"That is all that is in my mind is to keep developing and trying to improve and honestly, Saturday is just another step forward for us to see where we are up to."

Echoing the manager's thoughts, goalkeeper Scott Davies said: "It will be a tough game, they are a big Club with a big fan base, but this is why we are in this league.

"This is why we got promoted and this is why we have worked so hard, so we can face these types of challenges.

"We have no fear, yes, they are a good team, and have they started well, yes, but it is eleven versus eleven, and we will apply ourselves the way we do with no fear.

"We are going there for the result.

"We represent this football club to the best of our abilities and if we all stick together, from top to bottom, we have more chance of getting a result."

Davies' former Tranmere team mate, James Norwood, plays for tomorrow's opponents.

Davies said: "James is a good player, we saw for ourselves for numerous years how good he was, fair play to him he has gone on and done well.

"We know all about him and he knows all about us, but it is not about that, we are going there with a belief about Tranmere Rovers and the players we have got now!

"Nors has been here, he has had some good times, but he has gone, we move on and we wish him well.

"He is a good friend and someone I have shared some of the best times of my life with but this is in the past now, we move forward and on Saturday we are competing against him.

"We are going there for a result!"