Tranmere manager Micky Mellon delivered a big boost on Thursday when he revealed that both Connor Jennings and Adam Buxton are in contention for a place at Wembley.
Jennings was recently hospitalised with illness with speculation suggesting his season was over. But having come through a week of training, the midfielder is now staking a claim for a spot in the starting eleven at Wembley. He did of course score Tranmere’s only goal in last year’s play-off final.
Defender Adam Buxton had to be substituted late-on against Ebbsfleet in the semi-final due to a stomach injury that he has been carrying for some weeks. However, like Jennings, Buxton is looking like being available for Saturday’s crunch game.
Speaking about Adam Buxton, Mellon said: “He’s fine, he’s okay. Everybody is.
“I don’t want to speak too soon about anyone because we’ve still got another training day. Whatever team we put out we will expect it to represent Tranmere Rovers well.”
When asked about Jennings, Mellon told the assembled media that he is also fighting fit.
“Yes, he (Connor) is fine, so we have got some decisions to make. But that’s good, it’s better than what’s happened to us before. It’s good to have a clean bill of health and pretty much everybody available.
Speaking about the game generally, Mellon stated that his team was prepared and ready for the fight ahead of them.
“We will go out to represent them (the fans) properly and fight for that big prize – and fight we will.
“So, we’re looking forward to it, we’re excited, we’ve prepared well. Let’s get it on now.
“It’s all about getting the players in to the best frame of mind and going to enjoy the massive game.”