It’s a 470-mile round trip for Tranmere Rovers this weekend as Micky Mellon’s men travel to Yeovil Town’s Huish Park for Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday afternoon.
Rovers are looking to make it four league victories in a row after beating league leaders Lincoln City, Morecambe and Macclesfield Town in the past three league outings.
The excellent run of form and start to the season back in the Football League, or English Football League as we’re supposed to call it now, sees Tranmere sitting pretty in fifth position, only four points adrift of third placed Newport County who occupy the last of the automatic promotion spots at the moment.
But with two tricky away games coming up this week, at Yeovil and then at Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night, can Rovers keep up that momentum and retain that lofty position come the end of the midweek fixtures?
Quite possibly. Yeovil Town have played six home fixtures so far this term and have won only one of those. That said, they have only lost once as well, but I think Micky Mellon, his staff and players will fancy their chances at Huish Park.
While Tranmere are a team in form, The Glovers have failed to win in their last six matches in all competitions, and have gone 11 days without a fixture after their scheduled game last weekend was called off due to international call ups.
But our record there is not the best. From our last six league visits to Yeovil Town, Tranmere have accumulated just ONE point, our last win coming courtesy of goals by Chris Shuker in 2006-07.
From his pre-match press conference, Micky Mellon said that other than the already injured players, midfielder Ryan Williams has a groin injury and will also miss out.