Micky Mellon’s Tranmere head to mid table Hartlepool on Tuesday (February 15) looking to bounce back from Saturday’s shock 1-0 defeat at Walsall.

Despite their disappointing loss, Tranmere are in a healthy position in the league.

And will want to ensure they consolidate their position in the automatic promotion places further.

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However, the upcoming match at Hartlepool won’t be straightforward.

Despite the hosts sitting 15th, they have won their last two league matches against Barrow and Crawley, with a respectable defeat in the FA Cup Fourth Round to Crystal Place being their only defeat in their last seven matches across all competitions.

Tranmere head into Tuesday’s away match still without veteran midfielder Jay Spearing, who has missed the last three matches with a knee injury.

Forward Elliot Nevitt will be looking to come back into the starting line up and make an impact in an attempt to nail down a position next to Kane Hemmings following a run of substitute appearances in recent weeks

Mellon will be confident of his side’s chances to bounce back to winning ways after they went on a run of just one loss in 14 league matches prior to Saturday – a run that propelled Tranmere into the automatic promotion places.

With only 19 of their 55 points picked up away from home, Tranmere will see Tuesday’s trip to Hartlepool as a perfect opportunity to address their away form out.