League Two round-up: Micky Mellon’s Tranmere side show how to adapt to the Football League as Keith Curle continues to inspire Northampton
- Micky Mellon’s Tranmere side are showing how to adapt to the Football League
- Michael Duff has had a terrible start to management at Cheltenham so far
- Jordan Houghton produced a fine way to mark his 100th league goal at just 22
- Keith Curle continues to inspire Northampton with another memorable victory
Following the latest weekend of League Two action, Sportsmail’s TOM FARMERY takes a closer look at the action and presents the things we learned.
HERO OF THE WEEK – Micky Mellon (Tranmere manager)
If rock-bottom Macclesfield are a prime example of how difficult it can be to adapt to the Football League after life in the National League, then Tranmere are showing how it should be done.
Micky Mellon’s side have been moving up the table and a 5-1 win over Crawley sends a warning to those around them. They occupy the last play-off spot and look good value to stay there.
Tranmere have been moving up the table and a 5-1 win over Crawley sends a warning to others
ZERO OF THE WEEK – Michael Duff (Cheltenham manager)
Terrible start to management for Duff. He has been in charge for eight games following the sacking of Gary Johnson and is yet to find a win.
Cheltenham have scored the joint-lowest number of goals (10) in League Two and a 2-0 home defeat by Stevenage has them in the bottom two. Duff needs to find a formula quickly before they are cut adrift.
GOAL OF THE WEEK – Jordan Houghton (for MK Dons v Mansfield)
Fine way to mark your 100th League goal at the age of 22. Took two touches to set himself before rifling a right-foot effort from range that flew past Mansfield goalkeeper Robert Olejnik in the 1-1 draw.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Cambridge manager Joe Dunne: ‘That was a grind. You’ve got to grind it out and we did,’ he said after his side recorded their first home win since August, a late 1-0 win over Macclesfield.
STAT OF THE WEEK
14: Northampton have bagged 14 points since the arrival of manager Keith Curle. After seven games, the Cobblers have won four, drawn two and lost one. Up to 18th after a 2-1 win over Oldham.
Northampton have bagged 14 points since the arrival of manager Keith Curle
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