Mellon slams duo: “They’re selfish acts which we can’t accept”


Tranmere boss Micky Mellon pulled no punches following Tuesday night’s defeat at Bristol Rovers when talking about Rovers’ two red cards.

Corey Blackett-Taylor was dismissed for violent conduct just two minutes in to the second half while midfielder Ollie Banks was sent packing for a second yellow card just minutes after that.

Rovers fans were left fuming with both players’ unprofessionalism which arguably cost Tranmere any chance of leaving the Memorial Ground with anything. Speaking after the game, Mellon criticised they pair.

The boss said: “(I) have no complaints about the red cards. They were selfish acts which we cannot accept.

“They are not for the team. You can’t react like that and leave your team with 10 men, with 9 men. It’s not what we’re about.”

Blackett-Taylor, who has been one of Tranmere’s most impressive players so far this season, will now see out a three-match ban while Banks is likely to be hit with a one-match ban. He took a while to leave the pitch as well, so you’ve got to hope he doesn’t get further punishment for that.

Speaking about the general performance, Mellon also said his team failed to meet the tempo of the match and didn’t answer the questions which the home team asked.

Rovers have a long time to wait until they have a chance to put things right after their home game with Bury on Saturday was suspended by the EFL.

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