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Ronnie Moore plans changes as Tranmere Rovers take on Swindon Town
2:06pm Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
TRANMERE Rovers face Swindon Town in League One action at Prenton Park tonight.
Ronnie Moore will be forced into making at least three changes to his starting line-up for the game, which starts at 7.45pm.
Midfielder Liam Palmer is serving the first game of a three match ban following his sending off against Shrewsbury Town on Friday night.
Striker Adam McGurk and midfielder Danny Holmes are out of action through injury.
It is thought either Michael Kay or Paul Black will come in for Holmes, while Palmer's place in midfield could go to loan signing Paul Corry or Danny Harrison.
Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro remains suspended and midfielder James Wallace has a knee injury and are both unavailable also unavailable.
Fifth-on-the table Rovers have 56 points from 32 games. At Prenton Park Moore’s side have won eight, drawn four and lost four.
Swindon come to Prenton Park in sixth place in the division, one point behind Tranmere with a games in hand.
Away from the County Ground the Robins have won seven, drawn five and lost three.
Swindon caretaker manager Fabrizio Piccareta is without Joe Devera and Troy Archibald-Henville for his first match in charge following the resignation of Paolo Di Canio.
Tonight's game will be the 64th time the two clubs have gone head to head with Swindon holding a 26 wins to 21 advantage.
The Robins are unbeaten against Rovers in five matches, with the last victory for Tranmere coming in February 2009, a 1-0 victory secured by a goal from Antony Kay early in the second half.
Rovers' biggest wins over Swindon are two 3-0 victories. In October 1974 goals from Steve Coppell, Russ Allen and Tommy Young secured the victory for Ron Yeats’ team, while Andy Thompson, Graham Branch and John Morrissey netted for John Aldridge’s Rovers in February 1998.
Players to have represented both clubs include Ian Muir, Scott Endersby, Steve Peplow, Gary Williams, Wayne Allison, Paul Rideout, John Kelly and Gareth Edds.