Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore today gave his pre-match thoughts ahead of the first home game of 2009.
Rovers who have a strong home record currently are facing an inform Carlisle side who recently won at Leeds and high flying MK Dons after being 2 goals down at Stadium MK.
Moore told the clubs official website:
‘It’s very tight. I think the top six are playing each other this weekend, so they can’t all win. It’s vital we get the victory here.
‘Our home form is really good and we’re looking forward to the game. Carlisle are coming into a bit of form – they’ve won at Leeds and came back from 2-0 down to beat MK Dons. So we take nothing for granted, but we don’t fear anybody, especially at home.
Moore has also asked the Wirral public for support:
‘Hopefully we can get a few more through the turnstiles, this is the time when we do really need support. I know it’s tough, the financial climate dictates which games people are going to pick, but this is going to be a tough game so we need some vocal support.’
Finally Moore also mentioned that he will be without strikers Bas Savage, Craig Curran and Chris Greenacre. Whilst youngster Terry Gornell is a doubt after picking up a knock in mid week, Moore finished:
‘Savage is missing which doesn’t help. Chris Greenacre is going to be another two weeks and Craig Curran has had a little relapse in training so won’t be available.
‘Terry Gornell took a knock in training on Tuesday so we hope he comes through training today. That gives you the option of playing either Terry or Chris Shuker alongside Ian Moore. We have still got options, it just limits them if Terry isn’t right.’
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