TRANMERE Rovers' battle for crucial League One points continues with a trip to Colchester United this weekend.

Saturday's match, at The Weston Homes Community Stadium, will be the two clubs' 57th meeting.

Rovers have won 21 of the previous meetings with 17 going the way of the U's and 18 ending all square.

This weekend's opponents are just three points above Rovers, who were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Carlisle United at Prenton Park last Saturday. 

Assistant manager John McMahon hopes to have midfielder Jason Koumas and defender Stephen Arthurworrey fit for his Rovers squad.

The pair have missed the last two matches with toe and back injuries respectively but could travel with the rest of the squad to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

James Wallace misses out with a groin injury while Abdulai Baggie is unavailable due to a knee injury.

Tranmere go into tomorrow's game in 20th place with 40 points from 39 games.

A win could lift McMahon's squad three points clear of the relegation zone.

On their remaining six games of the season, McMahon said earlier this week: "We need points. If we can get three points on Saturday, brilliant.

"We'll be focussing on three points and that's what we've got to do in every remaining match of the season."


Colchester boss Joe Dunne is without defenders Brian Wilson and Craig Eastmond due to suspension while Sanchez Watt is a doubt with a quad injury. Jabo Ibehre is the Club’s leading scorer this season with eight goals.