TRANMERE Rovers interim manager Nigel Adkins is hoping his side can build on their midweek victory over Bradford City at the weekend when they face Grimsby Town.

Rovers' third win of the season saw them climb out of the League Two relegation zone and was Adkins' second victory since taking charge following the sacking of manager Ian Dawes.

Grimsby Town's last away win against Tranmere Rovers FC was in 1998 and Adkins knows this current run of games at Prenton Park is crucial. 

Adkins said: “We’re coming off the back of an excellent victory and obviously we’re at home, and we’ve won the last two games at home.

“The camaraderie with the supporters, the staff, the players, is there for all to see. We’re all pushing in the same direction, we’re all looking over our shoulder saying to each other, ‘I’ve got your back’ I’m with you.’

“We’ve shown that resilience. Things are going to go against us. Are we going to crumble? No. We’re going to say, ‘Right, there’s the challenge, let’s get on with it, let’s keep going, let’s learn the lessons from it and we move onto the next one so I’m really looking forward to this weekend’s game against Grimsby.

"The players have been working extremely hard and there is a togetherness about everybody and everybody is playing their part. You could see that the other night with the work-rate, the tenacity, the spirit, the resilience and the quality of football.

"Your home games are so important - it's your fortress and it's a chance for the players to engage with the fans who play a massive role.

"We've won the last couple of games at home with good performances - if you consider the Cheshire Cup game we've won three of our last four games and trying to get that forward momentum is very important 

"We are scoring goals again which was important and we're showing resiliance and we need to show that on a consistant basis."