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Tranmere vs. Pompey

Prenton Park

8/12/12

15:00

Tranmere Rovers vs Pompey

20 points separates the two sides heading into today's League One clash. Pompey travel to Prenton Park in search of 3 points however may find them incredibly hard to find as top-spot Tranmere stand in the way. Whittingham gained his first point in charge of the Blues in their last game with an injury time equaliser scored by Pompey's top goalscorer- Izale McLeod. Let's hope that Whittingham's men can turn 1 point into 3 as they sit just one spot above the relegation zone, still with 10 points to be deducted.

Vital Quotes: 'We need you'

'We need you' is the message by Guy Whittingham as he promises the Blues less played players a chance in the coming weeks. Pompey's threadbare 20-man squad have 7 games to deal with the next 27 days and Guy sees it crucial that all the squad is raring to go.

Tranmere Team News:

Rovers are far from a full squad heading into today's game as a few of their main men are sidelined. Tranmere skipper James Wallace is out after last week's defeat to Chesterfield saw him suffer medial ligament damage. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is out through a broken metatarsal and Abdulai Bell-Baggie remains sidelined with a knee problem. Loanee Ben Gibson is a doubt because of a muscular strain so Ash Taylor may come in to replace him. Top scorer Jake Cassidy returns as does Liam Palmer so threats still loom for Pompey.

Player to watch: Jake Cassidy

Cassidy's 11 goals this season sees him as Tranmere's main threat to the Pompey goal and his return is a major boost for the league leaders.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey have a full squad travelling to Prenton Park for today's 3 o'clock KO. Gabor Gyepes returns after suffering heart palpitations during the draw at Coventry. Lee Williamson and Mustapha Dumbuya return after shaking off knocks and new signing Phil Smith may make an appearance.

Player to watch: Scott Allan

Allan has been instrumental since rejoining the Blues on loan from West Brom. The Scot has provided new skill and complexity to Pompey's play and is a key feature in the team. He's impressed Guy Whittingham in his first spell this season so got him back again. He impressed last season as well and is becoming a fan favourite in blue colours.

Match Facts & Stats

Over the years the football world has seen the two sides clash 29 times, seeing Tranmere win 13 to Pompey's 10. The sides have also drawn 6 times and Pompey show a 34% win percentage.

Ref Watch:

Coyle Girelli

Match Prediction:

2-1.... in favour of the Blues. Something tells me that Pompey could nick something today and one way or another, they need to perform well.

Next Fixtures: Pompey vs Preston

Pompey entertain Preston North End 7 days from now in a clash that could see the Blues be placed 6 points behind them, given they win today and Preston lose. WIN OR LOSE, UP THE BLUES!


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Writer: pompeycal1997 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 8 2012

Time: 1:06PM

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The fans need the points - as much as the league position; although that ain't great either
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