Tranmere face off against Wycombe on Saturday with a place in the FA Cup second round up for grabs.

The Whites are fresh off the back of a resounding 3-1 victory against the MK Dons last weekend, where on loan Aston Villa starlet Rushian Hepburn-Murphy bagged a fantastic hat-trick to open his account for the club.

We spoke to fellow loanee Kane Wilson ahead of the clash at Prenton Park.

“The FA Cup is such fun, especially for the fans.” The 19-year-old said.

“I’ve played in it a few times now, they’ve always been fun games. Times when we’ve been 4-2 down with 10 minutes to go and then gone to 4-4, going to extra time, getting last minute winners and so on. 

“The FA Cup is fun so hopefully something like that will happen and Tranmere can come out on top.”

Wilson joined the club on loan until January from West Brom, but has seen his opportunities in Birkenhead limited due to ligament damage in his knee.

“If you know me, you know I love playing football. There’s nothing more I love doing, so the injury probably came at the worst time. 

“I was playing games and starting to get match fitness. It was a long six weeks, but hopefully I can repay the fans for being patient.”

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A stellar performance at stadium MK certainly gave Rovers fans reason for optimism going forward, but Wilson’s position on the field is far from certain.

A right-back by trade, the Birmingham-born teenager has the potential to become a crucial utility man for Micky Mellon.

“I’ve probably played left-side as much as I’ve played right-side now, going forward I probably prefer it.

“I can go both ways and obviously it’s easier to put the ball into the top corner on my right foot!” He says jokingly.

“I’ll play goalkeeper if it means I’ll start! I don’t mind where it is, as long as I’m on that pitch and I can express myself, it doesn’t bother me.

“If I can affect the game, I’m happy. The Gaffer knows that he can put me anywhere and I’ll give it my all.”

Micky Mellon’s men will hope for a repeat of their FA Cup heroics of last season, but they will need to bring their ‘A’ game if they’re to topple one of League One’s top dogs.

You can read our match preview here