Despite an appalling start to the month with that game at AFC Fylde, Rovers can count January as another month of progress.
Micky Mellon’s side recorded victories against Woking (h) and Maidenhead (h), while earning a creditable draw at promotional rivals Wrexham.
As always, we have kept our stats up-to-date to give you the latest insight in to how the season is progressing, which players are leading the goalscoring charts, and who is a lucky charm.
Andy Cook has finally edged ahead of James Norwood in the goal scoring charts thanks to his goal at Wrexham on Saturday. It took Cook to 13 for the season, one ahead of Norwood on 12.
13 – Andy Cook
12 – James Norwood
8 – Connor Jennings
4 – Ollie Norburn
3 – Ritchie Sutton
Norwood will be credited with the assist on the first goal at Wrexham, his header finding Ritchie Sutton who turned and scored to put Tranmere in front. It was Norwood’s seventh assist of the season by our calculations, putting him out front.
Jeff Hughes is second with six assists, Ollie Norburn and Liam Ridehalgh just behind on five each.
7 – James Norwood
6 – Jeff Hughes
5 – Ollie Norburn
5 – Liam Ridehalgh
4 – Connor Jennings
Three players are tied with the most appearances for the season, with Ollie Norburn, Connor Jennings and Ritchie Sutton all on 34.
34 – Ollie Norburn
34 – Connor Jennings
34 – Ritchie Sutton
32 – James Norwood
32 – Steve McNulty
Our win ratio is a trickier one to judge, mainly down to the fact our system does not discriminate on appearances. Therefore, Ben Tollitt’s fleeting appearance against Leyton Orient this season means he’s the only player with a 100% winning record.
Three players follow him, also with minimal appearances. Andy Mangan, Jake Kirby and Evan Gumbs each have a win ratio of 66.67% but have all played less than 10 games.
To get to some meaningful numbers, we can start to judge on players with 15 or more appearances to their name.
Dylan Mottley-Henry is the highest of these with a 50% win record from his 16 appearances.
Jeff Hughes is perhaps the most impressive in this category, having a win ratio of 48% from his 25 appearances this season. He’s just ahead of Adam Buxton who has won 44.83% of the 29 games he has played, and Connor Jennings and Ritchie Sutton who have a win ratio of 44.12% from 34 appearances.
If you want to draw your own conclusions, visit our Tranmere stats page. We aim to update this within the days following each game.