Tranmere Rovers enjoyed a relatively straightforward time of things when they met Aldershot at home and away in the semi-final of the National League play-offs, Micky Mellon’s men thrashing the Hampshire side 3-0 in the first leg at the Recreation Ground before playing out a thoroughly entertaining 2-2 draw at Prenton Park. As such, the Wirral side can now look forward to an appearance at Wembley.
They will face Forest Green Rovers at the national stadium on Sunday after the Gloucestershire outfit defeated Dagenham & Redbridge 3-1 on aggregate in the other semi-final although the bookies certainly favour Tranmere to land for themselves a place back in the Football League at the first time of asking.
The key to Tranmere’s success can be laid squarely at the feet of manager Micky Mellon, however Mark Palios and his wife Nicola have made significant investments into the Wirral club and should Rovers make it into League Two as expected, then many would see them as possible promotion candidates for the rise into League One at the end of 2017/18.
Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves however. Whilst we believe Tranmere Rovers can make it back into the Football League, they still have 90 minutes of football (at least) to play and the Rovers faithful will just be happy with a return back to League Two. Will it happen for Micky Mellon’s men on Sunday? We believe that it will.