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Rovers face Stevenage in League One
2:44pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
TRANMERE will aim for their second League One win of the season when they take on Stevenage at Prenton Park on Saturday.
The game will be only the fifth ever meeting between the two clubs at first team level.
Manager Ronnie Moore has no new injury concerns, but could be without goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams, who is away on international duty with Wales in FYR Macedonia and may not make it back in time for the match.
Striker Abdulai Baggie is a definite absentee as he is in Sierra Leone for their World Cup qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.
Midfielder Andy Robinson will be out of action because of a groin injury, captain James Wallace has a injury knee and Jason Koumas is also ruled out with a groin injury are also ruled out.
Moore said he won't play the same back four as in Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paints' Trophy first round game against Fleetwood, which saw Rovers leave the competition following a 2-1 beating by Fleetwood Town at Prenton Park.
So Danny Holmes and Adam Dugdale could be in the squad tomorrow.
So far the results stand at two wins to one in the favour of Rovers with only one ending in a draw.
Last season the clubs drew 1-1 at the Lamex Stadium before two goals from Zoumana Bakayogo and one from Ben Gibson gave Tranmere a 3-1 win over Stevenage (Luke Freeman) at Prenton Park in March.
Tranmere go into the match in 18th place in the division with four points from five games.
Ryan Lowe's late penalty gave Tranmere Rovers their first League One win of the season over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park last Saturday.
Stevenage are level on points with Rovers but three places higher as a result of their superior goal difference.
Moore says it's vital the squad plays a high-tempo game if they are to pick up three points tomorrow.
He wants to see an improvement on the performance that saw Rovers leave the Johnstone's Paints Trophy on Tuesday night.
He said yesterday: "We need to keep the ball better and move it quicker, the tempo of the game wasn't quick enough for us.
"Three of the next four are at home so the opportunity is there for us. We have to grasp it and we have to play without any fear.
"We're at home we set the tempo and get at them.
"At the moment there's one or two not on top of their form and they're a little bit nervous but I've said to them to go and enjoy their football.
"Our supporters want to see you get out there, roll your sleeves up and do it right. We did it against Bolton and the crowd got right behind us and there was a tremendous atmosphere.
"If the players do that then the fans are going to get behind them.
"But if I'm paying money to watch I want to see something better than what I saw in the second half on Tuesday.
"We have to make sure we give them what they missed on Tuesday."