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Pre-Match Thread Ayrshire Blue's Tranmere Preview.

Ayrshire Blue

The Custard Splat
Jan 31, 2008
Southend United vs Tranmere Rovers

Despite more snow this week, The game against Tranmere Rovers looks set to go ahead. Southend have had a two week break due the postponements of games against Scunthorpe United and Swindon Town. Southend will be boosted by the return to fitness of striker Francis Laurent who has been out for 5 weeks with an ankle injury.

Tranmere’s last 5 league results.

24/1 Carisle (H) 4-1

27/1 Stockport (H) 2-1
31/1 Crewe (A) 2-1
7/2 Leyton Orient (H) 0-0
10/2 Colchester (A) 0-1

How they lined up last time out.

Tranmere Rovers 2 (Moore,8 ,Savage,14) Southend United 2 (Revell,10 ,Betsy,35)
Southend twice came from behind to earn a point in a match when Southend had Francis Laurent sent off for violent conduct.

Tranmere: Coyne, Shotton, Chorley, Goodison, Cresswell, Shuker, Jennings, Kay, Moore, Savage, Greenacre

Southend: Federici, Francis, Clarke, Barrett, Harding, Betsy, Sawyer, Christophe, Robson-Kanu, Revell, Laurent

How they lined up in their last league games.

Southend: Mildenhall, Sankofa, Clarke, Dervite, Barrett, Francis, Christophe, McCormack, Moussa, Robinson, Freedman

Tranmere: Coyne, Shotton, Kay, Chorley, Taylor, Shuker, Jennings, Edds, Barnett, Savage, Moore

Tranmere have made 3 changes from their starting line up in November whilst Southend have made 7 from the side likely to start the game tomorrow.

Tranmere’s Top 5 Goal scorers.

Ian Moore - 8
Antony Kay - 7
Ryan Shotton - 6
Edrissa Sonko - 6
Bas Savage - 5

Ayrshire Blue’s ones to watch

Antony Kay - Signed from Barnsley in 2007, A central defender who can also play in centre midfield. Has scored 14 goals for Tranmere.

Ian Moore - Rovers’ top scorer this season with 7 league goals to his name, was sold to Nottingham Forest for £1 million in 1997. Scored when the sides met in November.

Bas Savage - 6’ 3’’ Savage who will offer Tranmere a great threat in the air has scored 5 goals this season. Also scored when we last met. Hopefully we wont be seeing his trademark moonwalk celebration tomorrow.​


First XI
Apr 21, 2008
Nice work mate, Hopefully pick up were we left off against Bristol Rovers UTB. :support:
Oct 26, 2003
Looking ahead we are playing Sat,Tues,Sat for the next 5 weeks this really going to test the squad.We need to be comfortably in mid table by the end of March or its going to be squeaky bum time come the end of the season. Tomorrow I'm going for 2-1 to the mighty blues Freedman scoring both.