Hereford United loan player Lee Collins says his spell at Edgar Street is all part of his footballing education.
Collins joined the Bulls from Wolves initially on a short-term deal but is now to stay for the rest of the season.
He told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "You're out on your own when you are on loan. They like you to grow up a bit after coming out of the academy.
"Mick McCarthy came to watch the Tranmere game and hopefully I impressed."