WHOEVER scores first at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow will find themselves in unfamiliar territory.

While Oxford United have conceded the opening goal in six of their last seven matches in all competitions, visitors Tranmere Rovers are also getting used to chasing.

They have fallen 1-0 behind in every game this season, with the exception of a 5-0 home win over a youthful Bolton Wanderers side last month.

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Rovers have come from behind to draw their last two matches, including rallying from a two-goal deficit against Gillingham last weekend.

Boss Micky Mellon wants to nip that run in the bud as soon as possible.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I hope it’s not something that we’ve got to get used to, I’ve got to be honest.

“It certainly shows that they will keep fighting until the very end – that is a fact.

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“But we don’t want to have to do that every week, it’s not something we prepare to try and do.”

He added: “There are teams that, when things don’t go their way, can change their mentality, think that it’s not going to be their day and stop doing the jobs they’re asked to do. But we never do that.”