Tranmere Rovers in confident mood ahead of FA Cup second round against Peterborough United (From Wirral Globe)
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Tranmere Rovers in confident mood ahead of FA Cup second sound against Peterborough United
2:06pm Friday 6th December 2013 in Sport
TRANMERE Rovers midfielder Chris Atkinson says the squad is in confident mood ahead of Saturday's FA Cup second round tie with Peterborough United.
Ronnie Moore's sqaud go into the match at London Road having lost just once in the last eight games. They were beaten 5-0 by the Posh earlier this season at Prenton Park.
Atkinson told Tranmere Player: "We're on a bit of a roll at the minute. It was a fantastic performance on Saturday and a great three points against Colchester.
"I thought we were different class in the second half, the way we passed the ball and the tempo we played at. The energy about us was quality.
"James in there is a massive boost, he talks and organises everyone and is a top player.
"Peterson coming in gave us an outlet with his pace and his direct running.
"But it's a tough game. They've got lots of Championship players but on our day we can beat anyone in this league.
"We're full of confidence and everyone is flying, fingers crossed we can get a result. We've nothing to fear down there."
Rovers manager Ronnie Moore will make a late decision over the availability of loan signing Jon Otsemobor for tomorrow's match, which starts at 3pm.
The defender lasted just five minutes of his Rovers debut last weekend, injuring his back after falling into the front row of the Kop Stand. He missed training early in the week but Moore hopes he will be fit for the match.
Ian Goodison is ruled out with a thigh injury and the game comes too soon for Andy Robinson (hernia) and Steve Jennings (groin). Ash Taylor serves the last of his three match suspension.
All six of Rovers' loan players are allowed to play in the cup tie.
Rovers reached the second round of the competition after Ryan Lowe's late goal gave them a 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley.
Goals from Britt Assombalonga and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing earned Peterborough a 2-0 home success over Exeter City in the first round of the FA Cup.
The Posh lost five league games either side of that tie but got back to winning ways last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Wolves.
Lying fifth in League 1, at home this season they have won six, drawn one and lost three.