TRANMERE Rovers' manager Gary Brabin says his squad are preparing for what promises to be a challenging match against table-topping Cheltenham Town this weekend.

The Robins come to Prenton Park on Saturday on the back of a run of form which has seen them undefeated in the league since Rovers beat them 1-0 at the World of Smile Stadium in September last year.

They were Conference champions in 1999 and reached the last 16 of the FA Cup in 2002.

They were relegated from the Football League at the end of last season.

During a press conference this afternoon, Brabin admitted it will be a difficult game, but believes his side can beat anyone in this division.

Assessing this weekend's opponents, he continued: "I think I'm right in saying that we were the last team to beat Cheltenham in the league, so that goes to show what a good run they're on.

"They've done well this season but we have to focus on ourselves and I'm confident that we're a match for anyone.

"It's a good challenge for us.

"We've been in good form of late but we were disappointed with how we performed in the first half last week and I know the lads will be looking to put that right on Saturday.

"And there's no better game to do that in than against the team who are top of the league.

"I believe in every game we go into that we can break teams down and get three points.

"We're on a fair run of form at the moment and long may it continue."

The manager had good news regarding the players who are returning from injury, including Liam Hogan who has not played since November 28.

He added: "We've had everybody training this week.

It's been good to have some of the long-term injuries back, whether they'll be ready for selection is another thing but it's just been nice to have everyone training with us."

Meet the opponents - Cheltenham Town

Nickname: The Robins

Colours: Red and white striped shirts, white shorts, white socks

Ground: Whaddon Road

Distance from Prenton Park: 148 miles

Position last season: 23rd