ROVERS' boss Micky Mellon is hoping for back-to-back wins when his side face Dagenham & Redbridge in National League action at Prenton Park on Saturday.

The match, kick-off 3pm, follows their 4-2 victory over FC Halifax Town a fortnight ago.

In an interview on the club's website, Mellon said he hoped Wednesday's FA Cup first round replay won’t be a distraction for his team tomorrow.

He added: "I don't think it will be a distraction and that's the value of where a strong squad comes in.

"If you perform you stay in, if you don't somebody comes knocking on my door wanting to play.

"There's competition for places and if you don't do the jobs we ask you to do we believe there is someone else in the group who can do that.

"They will be fully focused on the next game because they know there's a group of players waiting behind them who are champing at the bit to come in and play.

"We're getting results and that’s important for everything as it's the ultimate marker of how you're doing.

"We've got to continue to keep working hard. We knew we were close some time ago, we just had to put the chances away.

"We've spoken about that many times and recently we’ve started doing that which has enabled us to get some results."

With the matches coming thick and fast over the coming weeks, Mellon says he is prepared to make changes if needed.

He added: "All the players are here to play first team football and when you're playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday there is an impact on the players’ energy levels.

"I trust the players so if we do have to bring one or two in to help move us along I'm prepared to do that.

"But I won't be reckless about it, winning games for Tranmere is at the forefront of my mind.

"It's a very important game and a great opportunity to pull back three points on one of the clubs that are above us.

"We are very much aware of that.

"I would be first to say we should be up and among the front runners and we’re disappointed we're not.

"But we're very focussed on turning that around and gaining ground on the teams above us.

"People who have been to watch us will know we’re very capable of that.

"It's good for us that it's very tight because it offers the opportunity that if you do string some results together we can get ourselves back in contention again very quickly.

"Every game now is massive for us.

"We have to focus on every one and keep trying to take three points."