Crawley v Tranmere preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crawley Town and Tranmere at Broadfield Stadium.

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Cooper: Ruled out

Cooper: Ruled out

Crawley will be without Shaun Cooper for the visit of Tranmere Rovers.

The midfielder limped off after only eight minutes of Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at Colchester with a groin injury and Town fear he faces a few weeks on the sidelines.

Josh Simpson, back from suspension, replaced Cooper in midweek and is in line to start against the leaders.

Defender Claude Davis is back in training after three weeks out with a hip problem and will be assessed ahead of kick-off, but winger Sergio Torres is still on the sidelines with a leg injury.

Boss Richie Barker has let midfielder Scott Neilson join Conference side Grimsby on loan for three months to get some playing time under his belt.

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has no new injury worries as his table-toppers prepare for a first-ever meeting with Crawley.

Rovers beat struggling Bury 3-0 on Tuesday night to move to 17 points and retain their place at the summit of League One, four ahead of Richie Barker's Red Devils in fourth.

Nevertheless, skipper James Wallace is unconcerned by their lofty status and maintains the primary target at Prenton Park is 50 points and survival.

"It doesn't matter too much at the moment," the midfielder told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We'll enjoy it while we're at the top. Getting the three points against Bury has turned a good start into a fantastic start for us. It's all about getting to the 50-point mark for us and going from there."

Ian Goodison remains on the sidelines with a knee problem, as do fellow defender Paul Black and forward Adam McGurk (both thigh).

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Oldham
Coventry v Swindon
Crawley v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Tranmere
Port Vale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Crewe
Wolves v Rotherham

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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