Huddersfield Town are the visitors to Prenton Park tomorrow as Rovers look to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans.
The point at home to Forest at the weekend was a funny one. You didn’t really know whether to be disapointed or not. We could have gone top but Forest were a good side. At the end of the day though after the old cliché that is ‘after 10 games’, we’re second in the league and nobody has beaten us at Prenton Park yet. Be happy.
Huddersfield have had a bit of a poor start to the season, and lie deep down in the bottom half of the table in 17th place. They won at Swansea 2-1 at the weekend mind, with a resilient 4-5-1 formation. Plus they signed Striker Luke Beckett in the summer who always scores goals at this level.
Speaking to IcLiverpool, Ronnie Moore was, as always, looking forward to the game. He said ‘It was great to have such a big crowd here (on Saturday) and hopefully we will get another big gate on Tuesday… But we need to light the blue touch paper for the fans this time. It would be nice to give them a goal or two and really set them off.’
Tranmere Rovers Team News:
It almost seems as like ‘you name him, he’s injured’ at the moment with Tranmere.
Midfielders Danny Harrison and Jason McAteer are both still out, although there may be a slight chance of Jase playing tomorrow.
Paul McLaren featured at the weekend but still has a heel problem, regardless of his injury he will miss out anyway after collecting his 5th booking of the season against Forest. Calvin Zola’s grimaces whilst warming up on Saturday were soon sorted with a piankilling injection. Whether he’ll be able to play on Tuesday we don’t know.
Chris McCready picked up a knock against Forest but will hope to be fit, as will Gareth Taylor who was caught by an elbow in the big game.
Captain Shane Sherriff may feature after his brief spell out with injury, as he was named on the bench at the weekend.
Chris Greenacre should definitely figure though, as he looks to have recovered from a calf knock picked up at Rotherham. He made an apperance from the subs bench on Saturday to the delight of the home crowd.
Anyone I haven’t mentioned?!
This small squad business has served us well up to now, but after 10 games maybe now were going to get found out? Perhaps some loan deals may be in the pipeline if the club can source the necessary cash?
Player to watch: Chris Shuker
The electric winger has done pretty well so far this season, although he’s yet to find the back of the net and will no doubt be eager to do so tomorrow. He shouldn’t be injured either.
Huddersfield Town Team News:
Chris Brandon and Nathan Clarke could both make the squad after injury. Adnan Ahmed is still out of the fist team frame after his metatarsal injury and Captain Jon Worthington is also still missing for the visitors.
Player to watch: Gary Taylor-Fletcher
25 year-old Liverpool born attacker Fletcher scored both town’s goals at Swansea at the weekend.
He plays either up front or on the right flank, and has possesses both pace and trickery on the ball.
Match Facts & Stats
Rovers fell to a late Danny Schofield goal at the Galpharm stadium last year, although they got their revenge in a tasty encounter at Prenton Park. Carl Tremarco gave Rovers the lead, only for Calvin Zola to get sent-off after a nasty two footed tackle. David Graham equalised for the Terriers, but up popped Delroy Facey to net against his former Club, much to the delight of the Home crowd that Friday Night.
Rovers 2-1 Huddersfield
Mullin and Shuker for Rovers, Taylor-Fletcher for Town.
Coca-Cola League One
Away to Bradford City
September 30th 2006