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Tranmere Rovers vs. Leicester City

Prenton Park


7.45 p.m.

Off to Prenton We Go

Leicester will be looking to dent Tranmere's impressive home record when they travel to Prenton Park in Wednesday evening's League One clash.

Tranmere will likewise, be looking to end the Foxes' excellent 23 match unbeaten run. Leicester have successfully avoided defeat in the league since 28th October '08 in a run that has seen them advance to the top of the league.

Leicester came out victorious when the two sides met in the league earlier in the season at the Walkers Stadium, goals from Steve Howard and Matty Fryatt (2) giving the Foxes a 3-1 win.

Vital Quotes:

Tranmere midfielder Charlie Barnett: 'We're looking to get six points from the games against Leicester and Huddersfield. It's a big ask, but with our squad I think we can do it.

Leicester have been pretty consistent all season. They've got a good stadium and a big fanbase and their goal is to go up. But I'm sure they've done their homework and they know Prenton Park isn't an easy place to play.'

Tranmere Rovers Team News:

Former Leicester goalkeeper Danny Coyne may be in line to return to face his old club after six matches out through injury, with John Achterberg doubtful (ear infection).

Strikers Craig Curran and Chris Greenacre remained sidelined for Tranmere.

Player to watch: Ian Moore

The manager's son, Moore has been highlighted as Tranmere's man to watch by Vital Tranmere. Hard-working and pacy, the striker has the potential to be a match winner for the home side.

Leicester City Team News:

Manager Nigel Pearson is set to name an unchanged lineup from Saturday's emphatic 4-0 victory over Cheltenham.

Pearson may however, look to Bruno Berner ahead of Tom Cleverley to boost his midfield prescence.

Player to watch: Matty Fryatt

Despite no longer being League One's top goalscorer after Rickie Lambert's recent hat-trick, 28 goals for the season says it all. Always seeming to be in the right place at the right time, Tranmere's backline will have to be on their toes to keep the forward at arms length.

Match Facts & Stats

- This fixture is not one to bring goals according to history. Leicester's 3-1 victory earlier in the season was actually the first time more than one goal had been scored between the two sides in league meetings.

- Leicester's last piece of silverware came against Tranmere in the 2000 League Cup Final at Wembley.

- Tranmere have lost just 3 games at home this season, winning 11 out of 18 matches in the league so far.

Top Goalscorers:

Tranmere: Ian Moore (9)

Leicester: Matty Fryatt (28)


Tranmere 23/10

Draw 5/2

Leicester 5/4

Ref Watch:

Referee: Dave Foster Assistants: P Graham and N Yates Fourth Official: P Davies

Match Prediction:

Tranmere 1-0 Leicester

Next Fixtures:

Tranmere: 14/03/09 - Huddersfield (H)

Leicester: 14/03/09 - Millwall (A)

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 10 2009

Time: 10:50PM


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