Tranmere Rovers travel to Cumbria on Saturday aiming to take three points from Barrow and continue their quest for promotion from League Two.

Nicky Mellon’s side have taken 28 points from their last possible 33.

They are in second place, four points ahead of third-place Newport.

And fans truly believe reaching League One for the first time since 2020 is a strong possibility.

Their most recent outing saw them slug out a 1-0 win against Stevenage, who arrived at Prenton Park unbeaten in five matches.

Attention now turns to the Lake District, with Saturday’s trip to 20th place Barrow a welcome one going off the recent history books.

Before last season, the two clubs had not met since October 1969 – a 5-0 win for the Super White Army.

In the three matches since, Rovers remain unbeaten.

A 1-1 draw at Holker Street was followed by a 1-0 win at Prenton Park in 2020/21 meetings.

And this campaign’s Boxing Day clash ended 2-0 to Tranmere, thanks to goals from Nicky Maynard and the club’s top scorer this season, Kieron Morris.

The deadline day loan arrival of promising 19-year-old Everton midfielder Lewis Warrington will also provide a boost to Rovers’ promotion hopes.

He has made 13 appearances in Premier League 2 and three in the EFL Trophy for the Toffees this season.

He will be hoping to get off to the perfect start as Tranmere’s season reaches a crucial stage.

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