Tranmere will be hoping to improve on their poor away form of late as they face-off against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.
Bristol Rovers Team News:
The Whites picked up some decent results against the clubs in form early on in the season, and Bristol Rovers good form could be a blessing in disguise.
The Gas have won their last two games and are unbeaten going into the clash. They have no injury worries going into the game after welcoming back defender Byron Anthony, left-back Gary Sawyer and midfielder Wayne Brown in their 2-1 win at home to Notts County.
Versatile attacker Will Hoskins is also thought to be available for Tuesday despite picking up a knock against County last week as Paul Trollope looks forward to fielding his best XI.
Player to watch: Will Hoskins
Gas fans will be prying that ex Watford striker Hoskins will be available for Tuesday night. The former England under-20 man has been in great form since his move from Vicarage Road in June of this year.
Tranmere Rovers Team News:
Their opponents for Tuesday night will be going in to the game six points ahead of them before kick-off, meaning the Whites will go into the match as underdogs. Another away defeat will keep them firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and will be their third loss away from home following poor performances at Yeovil and Colchester.
Not everything is doom and gloom however as they have a good record against teams around the top-half and a free scoring striker in Enoch Showunmi- the target man has well and truly hit form with five goals in seven games and will be looking to cause problems on Tuesday. It also seems that defensive errors have been the main factor in their losses- the stats after last match showing that Whites keeper Peter Gulacsi only had to make one save all game- and if they can get it right at the back then the results will surely follow.
Les Parry`s side have conceded six goals in the first 45 minutes of their last two games, and as expected, the emphasis has been on getting clean sheets. Showunmi, who moved to Prenton Park on a free transfer following a release from Scottish side Falkirk, spoke to Tranmere Rovers official site about his sides desire to not concede on Tuesday: “Hopefully we can go out tomorrow night, put the weekend`s result behind us and keep a clean sheet which is the most important thing right now”.
It doesn’t seem like there`s been any problems in attacking with Parry`s 4-3-3 formation, with the Whites only failing to score in two of their last 11 league and cup games. But there have been problems at the other end, something that Showunmi was keen to highlight in a press conference on Monday morning: “We`ve scored in a lot of games so hopefully we can keep that clean sheet and get the points”.
Injury wise things aren`t looking great for the Birkenhead side; this of course has been the case since the start of the season. Although Tranmere welcomed back experienced midfielder Paul McLaren, last season