Tranmere v Swindon preview

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Tranmere and Swindon at Prenton Park.

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Danny Holmes: Nursing a head injury

Danny Holmes: Nursing a head injury

Tranmere will have to make do without defender Danny Holmes.

Holmes suffered a head injury during Friday night's televised 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury and is set to miss out.

Liam Palmer received a straight red card in the first half of that match and begins a three-game ban, possibly paving the way for fellow Sheffield Wednesday loanee Paul Corry to make his full debut in midfield having featured as a second-half substitute against the Shrews.

Adam McGurk sustained a hamstring injury in training on Monday morning and fellow forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro remains sidelined as he completes a three-match suspension.

Rovers have lost four of their last five matches but could return to the automatic promotion places in League One with victory over Swindon, who thrashed them 5-0 at the County Ground in December.

Skipper James Wallace remains out amid fears the former Everton midfielder's knee injury could force a premature end to his season.

Swindon will be without the services of Joe Devera once again.

The former Barnet left-back's comeback from his initial problem lasted just 35 minutes at Leyton Orient last month but, after a fortnight of rehabilitation, he is edging closer to a first-team return, although this match comes too soon for the 26-year-old.

Defender Troy Archibald-Henville remains out with his knee injury and Alan McCormack is ill, but manager Paolo Di Canio has no fresh injury worries as his Robins look to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games.

That impressive streak has moved Swindon to within two points of second-placed Sheffield United ahead of the trip to Prenton Park.

The teams last met back in December when the Robins ran out 5-0 winners at The County Ground.

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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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