Boss back on the JPT trail...THE LADS have looked extremely bright in training and now we are looking forward to getting back into action at Tranmere as we return to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy trail.
We've had a couple of tough ties already in this competition at Rochdale and at home against Sheffield United, so we certainly won't be taking this one lightly.
At this stage of the competition, you can see what is ahead of you and we will be concentrating on the task in hand to ensure that we can continue our progress.
Richard O'Kelly watched Tranmere in action at the weekend and with Micky Adams at the helm, his experience and know-how is starting to turn things around for them.
We know enough about them to realise that it will be a tough tie for us; they will set up right and we are going to have to be at it from the very first whistle.
Apart from the FA Cup replay at Shrewsbury, our recent form has been good and the level of performance has been high.
We will have the added boost of having Tom Bradshaw available once again following his recent hamstring injury. Whether he will start the game or will be on the bench, is something that we will discuss in the build-up to the game. Tom has trained well over the past few days and is up-to-speed, which is good news for us.
Andy Taylor has a slight knock on the knee, but I am expecting him to be available, whilst Sam Mantom had an injection in his troublesome knee at the end of last week as we look to get to the core of what is wrong.
We look forward to receiving your support at Prenton Park and thank those of you who will be making the trip up north for the game.