A look ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League Two game against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.
It's been a troublesome start to life back in Sky Bet League Two for Tranmere Rovers. The Birkenhead outfit failed to register a victory in their opening three games in all competitions as they started life under the stewardship of Rob Edwards, before earning a victory over Wycombe Wanderers.
A couple of days later and the Merseysiders picked up another win – Edwards' first at home – with a 2-1 scoreline against Morecambe.
However, Rovers didn't push on and a real bit of poor form led to the departure from Prenton Park of Edwards and in came the experienced manager Micky Adams.
Since his appointment at Tranmere, Adams has helped to steady this ship and the club have lost just once in their last six games, in all competitions.
Referee: Carl Berry
Assistant Referees: Ken Haycock and Alix Pashley
Fourth Official: James Wilson
The Inside View
Dave Penney: “Tranmere are a big club. Nobody has a divine right to be top of the league and there’s a long way to go. They’ve recently – like Hartlepool – changed their manager and Micky Adams knows the league well.”
Micky Adams: “We've seen enough recently to show we're fast improving. I firmly believe that. You'll look at the league table and you'll believe we're a poor side.”
The Previous Five Meetings
February 2010: Southend United 1-1 Tranmere Rovers
November 2009: Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Southend United
February 2009: Southend United 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
November 2008: Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Southend United
April 2008: Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Southend United
The Overall Record
Southend United wins: 13
Tranmere Rovers wins: 21
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