Tranmere Rovers take on Doncaster Rovers at Prenton Park this evening (Friday) looking to bounce back following a 2-0 away defeat to Crewe last Saturday.
Rovers currently sit 21st in League 2, only out of the relegation zone on goal difference following a poor start to the season from the Birkenhead based side.
Travelling to Merseyside are a Doncaster team only two places ahead of Tranmere, making this a crucial fixture at the bottom of the table.
Tranmere will be without goalkeeper Luke McGee and defender Tom Davies following their red cards at Crewe. But second half resilience from the nine men at the Mornflake Stadium has given boss Nigel Adkins hope.
He said: “It was tons better second half. For me that gives me hope and belief that we’ve got a group of guys who are determined to do well for Tranmere Rovers Football Cub.”
A defeat for Tranmere could see them drop into the relegation zone by the end of the weekend, with three points crucial as they look to climb the table.
But with six goals in their last four home matches, there have been signs that the former Southampton boss can turn things around at Prenton Park after taking over Ian Dawes on an interim basis in September.
With all their 10 points coming at home, Tranmere supporters still have a right to be optimistic despite many fans displaying some anger recently with chairman Mark Palios for not yet securing a permanent manager.
With Grant McCann’s Doncaster coming into this fixture on the back of a 4-1 home victory over Sutton United and six wins in seven against Tranmere, the Yorkshire side will be full of confidence, setting up an intriguing bottom half clash.
Tickets for this highly anticipated fixture are available at trfctickets.co.uk, with kick off set for 7.45pm.
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