Tranmere Rovers: Mark Palios says relegation 'not disastrous'

Prenton Park
Tranmere have failed to keep a clean sheet in their past 20 matches

Tranmere's relegation from the Football League is "not disastrous", according to chairman Mark Palios.

Their drop out of League Two was confirmed by a 3-2 loss at Plymouth, which meant back-to-back relegations for the Merseysiders.

Former Tranmere player Palios returned to Prenton Park last August, when he took control with wife Nicola.

"I think today it feels devastating but tomorrow it is not disastrous, we go again," said 62-year-old Palios.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I'd be lying if I said it doesn't bother me to go down, it certainly does.

"We're going to rebuild anyway and we've been rebuilding off the park, unfortunately the benefits of that haven't had the chance to catch up with what has been going on the park."

A fall from grace...
In February 2013, Tranmere were top of League One, but faded to finish outside the play-offs. Twelve months later, they were relegated from the third tier and have now suffered a second successive relegation.

Relegation to the Conference for next season ended Tranmere's 94-year stay in the Football League.

After a poor start to the campaign, Palios sacked manager Rob Edwards after just five months in charge and brought in Micky Adams.

Although Adams initially achieved improved results, and moved the club up to 17th, he left two weeks ago after four losses in a row with number two Alan Rogers and academy boss Shaun Garnett taking charge.

Tranmere are understood to be in talks with Gateshead's Gary Mills to become their new boss, with Conference side Wrexham also keen on the former Leicester midfielder.

"The club will return to the Football League," added Palios.

"And that's not denigrating the Conference, but its actually saying the rightful home of Tranmere is in the Football League - we will make sure that happens."