Rovers return to Leyton Orient

Rovers return to Leyton Orient

Rovers return to Leyton Orient

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TRANMERE Rovers return to the Matchroom Stadium for League One action against Leyton Orient tomorrow.

The match, kick-off 3pm, will be the 36th time the two clubs have met.

Top-of-the-table Rovers currently hold a 16 wins to 12 advantage, including the 3-1 victory on the opening day of the 2012-13 league season.

Ronnie Moore's squad have won their last four games against Orient, defeating Russell Slade's side 1-0 at the Matchroom Stadium in August last season.

Their biggest away win was the season before when two goals from Adam McGurk and an Aaron Cresswell strike earned Rovers a 3-0 victory.

Moore will make at least one change to the team that was beaten 1-0 by Carlisle United at Prenton Park last weekend.

The red card shown to Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro during the game means the striker serves the first of a three match ban.

His place in attack could go to strikers Cole Stockton or Michael O’Halloran, while Abdulai Bell-Baggie could be involved after coming on as a substitute in the last three games.

James Wallace is still unavailable with a knee injury.

Rovers have extended the loan of Donervorn Daniels until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old central defender joined Rovers from West Bromwich Albion in November and his loan has now been extended twice.

He has made nine appearances for Tranmere, helping the Club to five league wins.

Moore said: "I'm pleased Donervorn will be staying with us for the rest of the season.

"He's improving in his time with us and he's played his part in some important wins for us.

"He's big and strong, wants to learn and has got a fantastic attitude.

"I'm grateful to West Brom and Steve Clarke for allowing Donervorn to stay with us for the remainder of the season."

Defender Danny Holmes has also signed a new deal that will see him stay at Prenton Park for two and a half years.

The 24-year-old returned to Prenton Park from The New Saints in the summer of 2011 after coming through the club's youth system.

He has since gone on 63 appearances for the club, scoring in the wins against Crawley Town and Yeovil Town this season.

His contract is until June 2105 and he joins fellow youth products Cole Stockton and Jake Kirby in putting pen to paper on new deals with the club.

Moore said: "I've been delighted with Danny's performances since I’ve been back at the club.

"He's developed into a really strong defender and I think he can still improve his game here.

"He's a local lad, he loves the club and he's the type of player you want to have in your squad."

Danny added: "I'm really happy to have signed the new contract.

"Everybody knows how much I enjoy playing for Tranmere and I’m delighted the manager wants me to stay at the club.

"Hopefully we can push on in the final few months of the season and get the Club into the Championship."

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