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Tranmere take on Doncaster Rovers at Prenton Park tonight
TRANMERE will be hoping for a return to winning ways tonight when they take on Doncaster Rovers at Prenton Park.
Kicking off at 7.45pm, the League One fixture comes three days after Ronnie Moore's squad ended its unbeaten run, losing 3-1 to Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium. It was Ronnie's first league defeat since April.
With 30 points in the bag after 13 games, Rovers remain at the top of League One despite the loss on Saturday.
Their reign will continue tonight, regardless of the result against Doncaster Rovers, as nearest league rivals Stevenage are currently four points adrift from Rovers' total.
Doncaster come to Prenton Park in seventh place. Away from the Keepmoat Stadium Dean Saunders' side has won three, drawn two and lost one.
Until Saturday, Rovers were undefeated so far this season in league games and were aiming for their fourth away victory in succession.
Ronnie Moore was dismayed by some of the refereeing decisions that led to his side's first league defeat of the season at Bournemouth on Saturday.
The squad led 1-0 at half-time through new loan signing Jake Jervis' goal on his debut appearance.
However, the home side hit back after the break scoring three times, two from free kicks, beating Rovers by a 3-1 margin.
Moore said yesterday: "I think a lot of the problems were caused by the referee. He wasn't that good, that's for sure.
"I don't think there was much wrong with our performance. We worked brilliantly in the second-half and I thought were in total control in the first getting the goal, which was great for our new lad Jake.
"When you consider everything was rushed on Friday - as we had to pick him up at services on the way down to Bournemouth - it shows he has a lot of guts and wanted to play."
On his squad's gameplan, Moore continued: "We have to start again, it's as simple as that. We’ve got two games to go get back in the winning run.
"It's not a nice feeling when you lose, but let’s hope it's another 13 games before we have that again.
"We're going to try to get back to that winning feeling, because there is no better one."
Moore’s injury problems haven’t eased ahead of the Doncaster Rovers game.
Striker Jake Jervis picked up an ankle injury at the Goldsands Stadium and is out of action for a fortnight. Birkenhead midfielder Andy Robinson’s fitness will be assessed ahead of the game.
Midfielder Joe Thompson is set to be included again, despite carrying an ankle injury on Saturday. Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is also out of action with a broken foot.
Fans travelling to Prenton Park for tonight's game are being warned of roadworks near outside the ground that may cause them delays.
Currently, there are temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Prenton Road East in Tranmere at the Borough Road junction.
This junction is immediately East of the ground, and Merseyside Police say any traffic converging on that junction in the lead-up to kick-off is likely to suffer extended delays.
Rovers continue their League One campaign on Saturday, taking on Preston North End at Prenton Park, 3pm kick-off.