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Tranmere aiming for first league win of season this weekend
TRANMERE Rovers will be aiming for their first League One win of the season when they take on Oldham Athletic tomorrow.
The Boundary Park fixture follows Rovers defeat of Bolton Wanderers in the Capital One Cup second round on Tuesday.
It ended 4-2 for Ronnie Moore's squad on spot kicks in extra time after the two sides finished 1-1.
Moore believes the victory should give his squad a confidence boost heading into tomorrow.
Reflecting on his squad's performance Moore told the club's website: “That was proper Tranmere on Tuesday.The crowd were fantastic and the atmosphere was brilliant.
"We hope the players can carry it on and take some confidence from it because that’s what we’ve been lacking.
"A lot of the injured lads who missed Tuesday are available and everyone wants to play.
"We just hope the result will kick start our season because we’re desperate to get league points.
“We changed the way we played on Tuesday but it was a system we’ve practised on the training ground."
Tomorrow will be the 73rd league meeting between the two clubs.
Last season's results took the overall league record to 27 victories for Tranmere and 29 to the Latics, with 16 finishing all square.
Tranmere have won two and drawn two of their last five trips to Boundary Park, with the most recent win in away matches between the two being last season's 1-0 win for Rovers.
The highest scoring game between the two clubs at Boundary Park was a 4-3 win for Rovers in 1950-51.
Moore said midfielder James Wallace is progressing well in his comeback from injury. He returned to Prenton Park this week after two weeks of rehabilitation at St George’s Park.
Moore said: “James is looking well. Gregg has worked really hard with him and to be fair to James it has been frustrating for him because he’s been nearly there and then had to have an operation.
“I would imagine he’s going to be two to three weeks away. He’s going to step it up every day.
"He’s zigzagging now and kicking balls and then it’s just a matter of getting match fitness. He’s a confident boy and a loud boy but he has been a bit quiet."