Tranmere v Port Vale preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Tranmere Rovers and Port Vale at Prenton Park.

Last Updated: 27/09/13 at 12:57   

Danny Holmes: Could miss out through ilness

Danny Holmes: Could miss out through ilness

Rovers boss Ronnie Moore is facing a potential left-back crisis ahead of this weekend's game.

Evan Horwood started the 2-0 defeat to Stoke on Wednesday but came off due to a groin strain and his replacement, Danny Holmes, missed training on Thursday due to illness.

Moore is desperate to try and get cover in should Holmes miss out and he is also keen to extend centre-back Adam Dugdale's deal from Crewe as it is due to expire after the Vale game.

Ian Goodison should return after being rested in midweek but midfielder Jason Koumas (groin) is still two weeks away, Andy Robinson (groin) could miss the next month, captain James Wallace (knee) has had a setback and Jake Kirby (ankle) looks set to miss out once more.

Lee Hughes and Gavin Tomlin come back into the reckoning for the Valiants' trip north west.

Veteran striker Hughes had a virus last weekend while fellow forward Tomlin also missed the home win over Coventry with a groin problem. However, both players have resumed training to compete with Ben Williamson and Louis Dodds for a starting place alongside Tom Pope.

Daniel Jones is also back in training after missing the last four matches with a groin strain but Saturday looks like coming too soon for the left-back. Rob Taylor has a calf strain and will probably not be involved.

First-team coach Rob Page will be in charge at Prenton Park with manager Micky Adams recovering from the hip operation he underwent on Monday.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

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

Footer 365

Transfer news: Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino warns off Luke Shaw suitors

Mauricio Pochettino says in-demand defender Luke Shaw will be staying at Southampton.

Premier League: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets win at Norwich

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Sunderland's draw with Manchester City is a "warning sign" for his side.

Transfer news: Schalke's Julian Draxler set to stay put, insists chairman

Clemens Tonnies says it would take "something extraordinary" for Julian Draxler to leave Schalke this summer.

Mail Box

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property