Tranmere v Stevenage preview

Team news for Sunday’s League One clash between Tranmere Rovers

and Stevenage at Prenton Park (kick-off 4pm).

Veteran defender Ian Goodison has an outside chance of returning

to Tranmere’s squad to face Boro on Sunday.

The 40-year-old former Jamaica international missed last

weekend’s 3-0 loss at MK Dons with a groin injury but will be among

the substitutes if he proves his fitness to manager Ronnie


Ben Gibson’s first start in over three months following an

abductor problem was the only positive for Rovers to take at the

stadium:mk as they slumped to their seventh defeat in 10 games and

the Middlesbrough loanee will keep his starting place against


Andy Robinson (groin) and Adam McGurk (collapsed lung) are both

ruled out but are making progress as they look to feature in the

end-of-season run-in.

Loanees Paul Corry and Donervon Daniels are also absentees after

they returned to their parent clubs in the week.

The Wirral side fell out of the top six for the first time this

season after the defeat against Karl Robinson’s side and will be

looking for a return to form in front of the television


Managerless Stevenage are set to be without Lee Hills and Marcus

Haber when they head to the Wirral.

Left-back Hills suffered a hamstring injury during Tuesday

night’s 2-0 defeat by Bury, a result which cost boss Gary Smith his

job 24 hours later.

Striker Haber missed that game and remains on international duty

with Canada.

Skipper Mark Roberts will take temporary charge of Boro as he

did for three matches prior to Smith’s appointment in January


Winger Filipe Morais remains sidelined with an ankle problem and

defender Jon Ashton is a long-term casualty with an Achilles


Miguel Comminges is likely to start in Hills’ absence while

Darius Charles could also earn a recall in the back four.