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
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
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.