TRANMERE Rovers' captain James Wallace hopes the squad will start this weekend's League One match against Bristol City on a positive footing.

Tomorrow's match at Ashton Gate Stadium, kick off 3pm, will be the 32nd time the two clubs have met in the league.

Each club has won 11 of the past meetings with nine games ending all square, including a 1-1 draw earlier this season at Prenton Park.

Rovers were beaten 2-1 by at Prenton Park last week and are currently 19th on the table with 31 points.

Wallace says the team will have to start games better if they are to climb away from the bottom four.

In a statement on the club's website, Tranmere Player, he said: "We're disappointed in the outcome of the game against Preston.

"I thought we played well in patches but it was a lapse in concentration when we conceded the second goal.

"We need to pick up points, it doesn't matter who we're playing.

"We've conceded sloppy goals and we haven't started well. I think that's got to be one of the key points for the team to take on board, that we don't start games very well. 

"In the changing room everyone is shouting and raring to go and then we get on the pitch and it doesn't quite happen. Other teams seem to have a lot of the ball early on and we sit back.

"I think from now on we've got to press high up the pitch and try to get further away from our goal. I think things will change if we do that."