Date: 13th February 2014 at 1:48pm
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Quiet day for Tranmere Rovers it seems at the moment, but two bits of news. Training and a hope for James Wallace for the weekend.

First up, manager Ronnie Moore has admitted that the bad weather has again forced the team to ‘up sticks’ when it comes to training, and we are now based at Prenton Park itself after a number of other locations fell foul of the rain.

Speaking to the Official Site Moore admitted that despite the improvements that club made to Raby Vale, the volume of rain over January and so far this month has left it waterlogged, the pitch is very heavy and there are puddles all over the place.

We can train on all weather pitches but by their nature they are harder and aren’t suited to constant work all week long because it has a bad effect on knees and ankles – especially anybody already suffering with a niggle because of the impact.

‘It has been that bad we’re on the pitch today, so the groundsman’s not too happy about that! But needs must, we have to get on there and work on a bit of shape.’

As for James Wallace who was also talking to the official website, he’s restated that Tranmere simply cannot afford to start games as slow as we have been if we want to move away from the relegation zone.

On the back of the Preston defeat, Wallace admits everyone was down with how we began the game and let it get away from us, and they all know that playing well in patches isn’t good enough, especially then when we get back on levels terms to switch off again and lose another goal.

‘We need to pick up points, it doesn’t matter who we’re playing. We’ve conceded sloppy goals and we haven’t started too well. That’s got to be one of the key points for the team to take on board, that we don’t start games very well.’

He’s hopeful that if we can start matches on the front foot our fortunes will soon turn around.