TRANMERE manager Nigel Adkins believes his recent nomination for League Two Manager of the Month shows just how far the club has progressed in recent weeks. 

Adkins guided Rovers to eight points from four league fixtures in November, with home wins over Forest Green and Gillingham backed up with draws at Sutton United and Mansfield.

Rob Apter also earned a Player of the Month nomination after scoring four goals in those games. 

"It's a representation of the whole football club," said Adkins, responding to the nomination. 

"It just demonstrates how well the team, the club and everyone has been pulling together in the last month.

"It's a personal accolade for Rob who has scored some really good goals and he's exciting to watch and we're very happy we've got him."

Saturday's home game against Newport County gives Adkins' side the opportunity to extend their uneaten league run to five after they had last weekend without a game due to exiting the FA Cup.

But the Welsh outfit will be far from a pushover with wins in their last two matches after they ended Stockport County’s long unbeaten run before picking up three points on the road at Morecambe. 

Adkins said: "We would've liked to have still been in the FA Cup but it is what it is and we had to utilise the opportunity as best we could to do some different things and the lads have been brilliant in training in this week. 

"We're coming into the festive period now and we map out in advance the training schedule - we're well aware of the fixtures that are coming and we try and prepare as best we can to make sure we're fit and fresh.

"We've watched them this week and they're a good side. Graham Coughlan has got them working very hard and their front three are a handful.

"They have a lot of energy about them as a team and from our point of view we're well aware that we're going to have to work really hard and we're right at the top of our game to make sure we can compete."

"They have a lot of armoury in their side which could potentially cause us issues but likewise can we think about us - we've been on a good run of form and we need to take that into the game at the weekend."

With Rovers going into the festive period of games in good form Adkins is clear what is needed if the side's revival is to continue. 

"We have to keep consistent in our behaviour and attitudes so that every day we come to the training ground and we make sure we're doing the right thing," he added. 

"We're always learning and it's a learning environment here which allows all the players to make mistakes as long as they're honest mistakes.

"It's a hard working environment too - if you come in here you work hard. We need to be competitive and you work hard and you graft and at the moment we have that on a consistent basis."