TRANMERE Rovers travel south this weekend to take on a struggling Forest Green side battling relegation. 

Nigel Adkins’ squad head to The Bolt New Lawn on Saturday looking to carry on the momentum generated from last weekend’s 4-0 victory over league leaders Stockport County. 

Goals from Tom Davies, Connor Jennings and a Jordan Turnbull double helped Tranmere get back to winning ways after a sticky spell.

“It was a good win at the weekend against the league leaders," said Adkins. "The way the players and staff responded after the late disappointment of the goal we conceded against Morecambe was really important. It just shows the character of the players. 

Forest Green Rovers were defeated last time out, 2-0 away to Crawley Town. Steve Cotterill’s side are 23rd in League Two, six points adrift of safety but the experienced Cotterill, who replaced Troy Deeney, who was sacked on 18 January after six games in charge, is hoping he can preserve their Football League status. 

"The Stockport game is now gone, and we've got to focus on the next game, which is Forest Green," said Adkins. "It's going to be a tough game. A good manager has just come in, experienced, who knows what he's doing.

"Forest Green have probably got the second or third best budget in the league. They shouldn't be where they are, but they are for a reason. That won't last, I still think they're going to be picking up points. 

"We've had a consistency of performance and a consistency in team selection and we're doing everything we can for Tranmere Rovers so we've got a common cause.

“This is a tough game. Our players are well aware. When we do the debriefs, we learn the lessons with previous games and then we draw a blue line underneath it. That game is then gone, and we do everything we can to plan and prepare for the next game, so we arrive fit, fresh, organized and ready to go and do the best we can.” 

Adkins has also been boosted by a relatively clean bill of health for his squad as they prepare for the trip to Gloucestershire.

He added:  "The only person not available for selection will be Jake Leake, although he has trained with the main group today, which is really pleasing after his long-term injury.”