Rovers entertain Martin Ling’s Orient on Saturday as they attempt to get another 3 points on the board and manage 3 homes wins in 3 home games.
Orient should prove to be a stern test despite their indifferent start to the season.
Meanwhile, Rovers release their new Black and Silver Away Kit tomorrow on the day of the game. To be worn for the first time away at Rotherham on September the 12th, the strip will be Rovers’ main away uniform for the season and goes on sale in the Club Shop from 10am to kick-off, and for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
Ronnie Moore sees this game as an oppurtunity to get the floating fans back to Prenton Park after a few poor looking attendances at this early stage of the season. Neither Liverpool nor Everton are playing this weekend due to International Fixtures. Speaking to IcLiverpool Ronnie said ‘Here is an opportunity for people to come and see us and enjoy an afternoon of football. We are trying to play attractive football, trying to get at opposing teams with wide men.’
He added ‘They have not travelled particularly well so far. They are a passing side and they have quality. The strikers Lee Steele and Gary Alexander area threat. But it is about what we do. We have to make Prenton Park a fortress.’
Tranmere Rovers Team News:
Strikers Gareth Taylor and Steve Davies are both carrying knocks but at least one should be available to turn out for the Whites.
Calvin Zola (Hamstring) and Danny Harrison (Foot) are both still out.
Player to watch: Steve Davies
Davies should be involved on Saturday if Gareth Taylor fails to recover from an injury sustained in the 2-0 victory at Chesterfield. A bit of a rough Diamond with Steve still only being 18 years of age, he’s quick and has a great eye for goal. Rovers fans will be looking for Steve to rediscover his great form of the 2005 pre-season.
Leyton Orient Team News:
Justin Miller and John Mackie are both suspended. New signing Adam Chambers could play despite being red carded for the O’s Reserve side in midweek.
Player to watch: Lee Steele
The 32 year old Scouse Striker has already nothced 4 goals for Orient this season. Formerly of Shrewsbury, Oxford and Brighton, the powerful frontman joined the London team in May 2004. He was their 2005 Player of the Year and has scored 27 goals for the O’s despite struggling from injury.
His most significant strike scored for Orient was the last minute winner at Oxford on the final day of the Legaue Two season last term, which sent the club up into League One whilst condemning former club Oxford to the Conference.
Match Facts & Stats
Rovers havn’t met Leyton Orient since 1991. That term Rovers defeated the O’s 3-0 with Leyton returning fire with a 4-0 win of their own at Brisbane Road later on that season.
Rovers go into Saturdays game 4th in the league on 10 points after three wins, one draw and one defeat. Orient lie on 6 points in 15th place after two wins and three defeats.
Rovers 3-1 Orient, a Greenacre brace and Shuker for the Whites, with Steele for Orient.
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