TRANMERE Rovers travel to Hertfordshire to face relegation-threatened Stevenage tomorrow looking to build on their home victory over Exeter City.

The hosts sit four points above 23rd placed Oldham Athletic with a game in hand and face a tough task to steer themselves clear of the threat of relegation back to non league.

Rovers climbed back into the play-off places with a crucial 2-0 win over second placed Exeter City thanks to goals from Josh Hawkes and Elliot Nevitt.

With three games to go, just four points separate fourth and eighth in Sky Bet League Two.

"It was a big win for us," said Rovers boss Micky Mellon. "Any wins at this time of the season are huge because you're coming to the end of the season and you know the value of the victory the closer you get to the end of it. 

"It was huge and it should be from game one to game 46, every game for Tranmere should be a must win.

"So I didn't think it was any more important than any other ones but certainly you saw the value you in the way we celebrated it, because you see the size of the prize the closer you get to the end of the season.

"Obviously against a team like Exeter who have been riding very high and would've probably gone top, it's a good shot in the arm for everybody."

Meanwhile, Rovers winger Callum McManaman said he was overjoyed that his “best mate” Nevitt was able to score the goal that sealed Tranmere’s 2-0 win over Exeter City.

The current season marks Nevitt’s first as a professional after a spell with non league Warrington Rylands and the experienced McManaman had nothing but praise for his fellow Scouser. 

“He’s done unbelievably well,” said McManaman. “I think what’s helped him as well is the dressing room we have here - there are a lot of experienced lads so he is always trying to pick stuff up from us and I think we’ve helped him a lot. 
“He deserves everything he’s getting at the moment and he’s only going to get better.”

The Exeter win was Tranmere’s 15th at home and McManaman was at a loss to explain how their away form has seen such a stark contrast.

“We’re all disappointed about it and for the last few weeks the lads have been pretty angry,” he said. “The message was just to go out and enjoy it and smile and I think we did - we enjoyed it and got the ball down and played and it showed.

“I fancy us at home against anyone and we’ve already shown that apart from the Forest Green we’ve been in every game and have the best home record in the league.

“Hopefully it means we can still get in the play offs and make a late push - I don’t see any reason why we can’t and we have shown why - Exeter are second in the league and we’ve just battered them.

“It might suit us to need to win every game - we might as well go for it and get the ball down rather than being a bit nervous. 

“I’m sick of guessing how many wins we night need - I know it’s boring but let’s just take every game as it comes. You just have to keep going and stay positive.”