Tranmere v Walsall preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Tranmere Rovers and Walsall at Prenton Park.

Last Updated: 19/11/12 at 17:43   

Ashley Taylor: Should be fit for Tranmere

Ashley Taylor: Should be fit for Tranmere

Tranmere centre-backs Ash Taylor and Ben Gibson are expected to be fit, despite missing training on Monday.

The defensive pair played the full 90 minutes of Friday's 1-0 home defeat to MK Dons, and should keep their places, after being given time to recuperate.

Birmingham loanee Jake Jervis is unavailable to manager Ronnie Moore after the striker returned to his parent club following a one-month loan spell disrupted by an ankle problem.

Paul Black has returned to training following a calf injury, but the game against the Saddlers comes too soon for his first-team comeback.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro will definitely miss the clash after he was ruled out for a further two months with a broken metatarsal.

Teenage trio Cole Stockton, Jake Kirby, and Max Power are waiting in the wings should Moore elect to freshen up his starting line-up following the defeat to Karl Robinson's men.

Ashley Hemmings will keep his place in the Walsall team.

Winger Hemmings returned to the Saddlers' starting line-up and grabbed his first league goal of the season in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Crawley Town.

Striker Will Grigg is again expected to spearhead the Walsall attack and the on-loan Sam Mantom will be handed a midfield role, but there is an injury doubt over defender Ben Purkiss. He is having treatment on a hamstring problem and the clash with Ronnie Moore's Rovers may come too soon for him.

On-loan Stoke midfielder Florent Cuvelier could come into contention after his own hamstring injury was not as serious as first feared.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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