Head2Head & Team News - Tranmere Rovers (A)

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Deano
A crucial six pointer awaits with Tranmere sitting just three points and a couple of places above the Millers in League One. Their home form has seen them return two victories in the last six, whist the Millers away record isn't too bad having lost five on the road out of 13 this term. The teams clash for the first time in almost 15 years, when the Millers recorded a 2-1 victory back in 1991. On this day 68 years ago, it finished Tranmere 0-2 Millers.

Alan Knill may keep faith with a similar squad as Phil Gilchrist and Michael Keane still look set to be ruled out. There is however one enforced change at full back as David Worrell sits out the game having collected five bookings. Will Hoskins is set to continue in attack after you know who apparently missed training on friday and phoned in with a virus on Saturday before kick off. If Burton signs for the Owls and the deal goes through on time the Millers may also have a new player in the ranks to choose from as part of the deal, rumours are rife that it's one of Lee Peacock or Graeme Lee.

Rovers boss Brian Little changed his formation and rested his wide players for yesterday's 2-0 victory at Port Vale, so he could tinker with his starting line up. He told Tranmere's official site: "Three games in six days have taken their toll, there were alot of tired legs out there. We always felt 3-5-2 was the system to go with and we decided to wrap up the two wingers for Monday." Powerful frontman Calvin Zola and ex Millers target Chris Greenacre, who bagged a goal yesterday, should continue up front despite Little claiming his side look tired, although Steve Jennings may be recalled from the bench. Paul Linwood may not be fit enough to start after missing yesterday's encounter at Vale Park.

MillersMad prediction: a tough looking fixture with Tranmere hitting a bit of form recently, but a hard earned point for the Millers. 1-1