Cheltenham Match Preview

By Matthew Jones
Last updated : 19 February 2007
Tranmere host Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night at Prenton Park in Coca-Cola League One as Rovers look to record a hat-trick of straight wins for the first time since November following the recent wins over Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil Town.

When Rovers travelled to Whaddon Road to face Cheltenham in the second game of the season back in August, an early goal from Kayode Odejayi was enough to seal the points for the hosts and give them their first win of the season whilst also inflicting Rovers first defeat.

Since then the teams have gone their opposite ways in the League with Rovers of course sitting in the last play-off spot whilst Cheltenham lie fifth from bottom in the table, level on points with the last relegation place.

Rovers have won their last two matches and have only lost one of their last six home games whilst Town have won their last three games but have only won one of their last six on the road.

Tuesday's meeting between the two teams will only be the fourth ever meeting between the Clubs in the League and so far Cheltenham have won both of their home games and Rovers have won the one and only meeting at Prenton Park.

Get behind the lads and let's hope for nine points out of nine from our last three games come Wednesday morning.

TEAM NEWS

Tranmere Rovers

Once again Rovers have defensive problems with Ian Goodison still injured despite playing 90 minutes at Yeovil on Saturday and Robbie Stockdale also injured in that game and looking set to miss out as well.

Goalkeeper John Achterberg who limped off at Yeovil, may miss the rest of the season and will be replaced on Tuesday by Gavin Ward.

Cheltenham Town

Team News to Follow!

Match Referee - Colin Webster (Tyne and Wear)


CURRENT FORM GUIDE

Tranmere Rovers

Last Six At Home - LWDWDW

Last Six Games - WDLLWW

Season Stats (At Home):

P16 W10 D4 L2 F24 A12

Season Stats (All Matches):

P33 W14 D10 L9 F40 A30


Cheltenham Town

Last Six Away - LLLDLW

Last Six Games - LDDWWW

Season Stats (Away):

P15 W3 D1 L11 F11 A24

Season Stats (All Matches):

P32 W10 D5 L17 F31 A44

TOP SCORERS

Tranmere Rovers: Chris Greenacre - 13 Goals

Cheltenham Town: Kayode Odejayi - 11 Goals
LAST SEASON

8th August 2006 - Coca-Cola League One - Whaddon Road

Cheltenham Town 1 - 0 Tranmere Rovers

Odejayi 8

Attendance: 3,875

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
All Matches:

P3 W1 D0 L2 F2 A4

At Prenton Park:

P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0



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