Tranmere Rovers travel away to Southend United in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night.

The super whites head to Roots Hall currently sitting in fifth place and go into the game having won four to their last six games.

Most recently they lost 1-0 at home to Crawley Town but a win tomorrow night could see them enter the automatic promotion places.

However, the visitors go into the game without James Vaughan. The striker has scored 21 goals in 33 appearances this season but requires surgery after picking up an a knee injury at the weekend. Instead Kayne Woolery is likely to start as his replacement.

The 32-year old is also set to miss this weekends Papa Johns Cup final against former side Sunderland.

The sides go into this game having drawn 0-0 in this same fixture last season. The two also met earlier this season with Tranmere Rovers coming out 2-0 winners with goals from Peter Clarke and James Vaughan.

Meanwhile the home side come into the game 23rd in the league having only won one of their last six. During those games United have also failed to score in five of them.

The home team have picked up some positive results against the leagues top sides. They have recently beaten third placed Forest Green 3-1 and drawing 0-0 with ninth placed Salford.

Southend come into this game in need of another big result if they are to escape the relegation zone. United currently sit in the drop zone and a positive result would see them move out of it.

This could be particularly important as they have already played two more games than their fellow strugglers Barrow and Grimsby.

The match is Tranmere’s last game before they travel to Wembley on Sunday to face League One Sunderland. The fixture is part of the EFL Weekender which sees last year’s postponed final of Portsmouth vs Salford also take place on Saturday.