TRANMERE Rovers kick off their remaining five games of the season with what promises to be a tough match against Southend United.

Rovers go into the game in the Leage Two relegation places but victory at Roots Hall could lift the club out of the danger zone.

Southend are fifth in the table and have had nine wins, eight draws and only three defeats at home this season.

Rovers manager Micky Adams urged his squad to adopt a "never say die" attitude.

 "I think some of our better performances have been away from home with the way we've gone forward and played without fear.

"Away from home we've been creating chances whereas at home we've struggled to create chances. Going away from home will maybe help us a little bit.

"Having said that, we go to Southend who are on a good run of form at this moment in time, they're fighting for promotion and they will expect to beat us."

Adams could be without on-loan midfielder George Green through illness. Jason Koumas is back in training following a hamstring injury while Matt Hill and Cole Stockton continued their return to fitness in the reserves in midweek. Marcus Holness is unavailable with a knee injury.