Micky Mellon is planning to make more signings before the transfer window slams shut at the end of January.

The Tranmere boss has already brought striker Kane Hemmings and winger Josh McPake to Prenton Park this month.

And with Rovers currently sitting second in League Two, with sights firmly set on automatic promotion, it appears that he is not yet done when it comes to strengthening his in-form squad.

Josh McPake has joined Tranmere on loan from Rangers until the end of the season

Josh McPake has joined Tranmere on loan from Rangers until the end of the season

Speaking to the Globe on his weekly press-conference ahead of the weekend trip to Crawley, he said: "We're hoping that we can get a few things done and also players finding football elsewhere when they're not playing for you (Tranmere).

"That can maybe go right to the end of the window but I'm not really heavily involved in that. That's up to the player and his agent, to maybe go and try and find football elsewhere if they don't think they're getting enough here and it suits both sides and the dog's tail is wagging for everybody.

"The ins - we're hoping to be able to do a few things."

When pushed on which areas he was specifically recruiting for, Mellon wouldn't be drawn.

"Come on. You know me better than that. We've been together a long time now. We're like Mr and Mrs. Good effort!"

Tranmere travel to Crawley on Saturday on the back of a run of eight league games without defeat, including seven wins and only one goal conceded.

But without naming names, Mellon revealed that his team is battling with a number of injury concerns that may force him to shuffle his starting XI again.

Paul Glatzel is still yet to return a negative Covid test and was unable to train today, putting his weekend involvement in serious doubt.

Mellon also confirmed that forward Nicky Maynard is likely to miss the majority of what is left of this season with an ankle injury.

Rovers consolidated their position in the table last weekend with an ultra-professional 2-0 home win against Rochdale.

After the match Mellon appeared irked when it was suggested to him that his team had been under pressure in the second half, but today he moved to clarify his comments.

He said: "As I was saying to you after the game on Saturday - the front players, the way they press, how good they are at it, has taken hours and hours of hard work in the training pitch and it deserves so much credit for that.

"I was not trying to be argumentative or clever. I was actually just sticking up for the hard graft that these guys have put in and me being able to stand at the side of the pitch a go - these could be defending until next week and you won't be getting by them, because they have the mentality and ability to defend from the front.

"They've worked so so hard that I can stand there really proud of them and really confident. I can see the fruits of their hard work that they've put in.

"I've been really pleased to see that for some time now and long may it continue."