Two of the Tranmere players unable to play last weekend following a coronavirus outbreak will be in the squad to face Newport County on Saturday.

The club has also confirmed that the fixture in South Wales has been given the green light to go ahead, despite Wirral being put into Tier 3 lockdown restrictions this week.

The identities of the returning players were not revealed, as the club seeks to keep information about the first team players who tested positive for Covid-19 last week private.

Such is the nature of the matter, in a pre-match press conference today, manager Mike Jackson did not specifically discuss any other players who may be missing through injury.

He said: "It's been a tricky week again. We've got a couple of people back from the Covid situation and we've still got some isolating and a couple of injuries as well. We're just waiting over the next 24 hours to see where we're at with everything.

"We've not been able to train the way we've wanted to train but we've adapted over that. We've just got to have a look how the players who have been back today have responded going into the morning.

"Coming back from Covid - you can't just start training straight away. There's a four or five day protocol before you can start joining in proper training. We're planning now as to how we're going to approach everything in the next day or two."

With player availability in short supply, Jackson has delved into the loan market to bring young Newcastle United midfielder Jack Young to Prenton Park until the end of the season.

Jackson added: "He's been with their first team squad since just after lockdown. It's his first loan. He's got a lot about him in terms of confidence and ability. He gets around the pitch well and he's good with the ball.

"He likes to takes a pass and the thing I like about him the most - he likes to play forward. He tries to create. He's not a midfield player who just passes back and square. He likes to take a risk with the ball, which is always good in a young player.

"He'll be a great acquisition for the group. The lad's keen to come and learn. It's his first time away from home. I'm sure everyone will make him welcome, if you see him about, you can't miss him with that white hair."

Jackson's work in the transfer market is seemingly not finished, with the deadline to bring in any further new players from English clubs set at 5pm tomorrow (October 16).

Although the Rovers boss would not divulge exactly which positions he was recruiting for, he added: "We're still looking to see if we can do one final bit of business.

"We're working hard on that now to see if we can strengthen the group and make sure that we've got the depth in the squad that we need."