Tranmere Rovers are in League Cup action on Tuesday evening (14 August) when Walsall are the visitors to Prenton Park, meaning a return to the club for striker Andy Cook who left Rovers for The Saddlers in the summer.
Cook scored 28 goals last season adding to 24 the season before in a Tranmere shirt, including the opening strike against Boreham Wood in the play-off final in May to help the club back into the EFL, and he is certain to get a good reception on his first return to Prenton Park as a visiting player.
Another player who could feature for the opposition will be Josh Ginnelly. On loan from Burnley last season, the winger opted for the Bescot Stadium in the summer.
On to the game ahead and Rovers go into it full of confidence after a promising start to the new campaign.
A draw on the opening day against Stevenage was followed up with three points against Cheltenham Town on Saturday, with some good football played in the two matches.
The 1-0 scoreline against The Robins last weekend didn’t do Rovers justice, who dominated the game and had plenty of chances to extend their advantage, although the visitors did come into the game near the end.
The game was defender Ritchie Sutton limp off with an ankle injury and it appears he’s unlikely to feature, although news of his diagnosis is still unknown.
Manny Monthe came on in his place on Saturday and seamlessly slotted in alongside captain Stephen McNulty, so it would seem the former Forest Green man will start, although Mark Ellis is another option for Micky Mellon.
Like Rovers, Walsall have picked up a win and a draw from their opening two matches of the season.
The League One outfit defeated Plymouth Argyle 2-1 before a 1-1 draw against Scunthorpe United on Saturday. Cookie has netted one of those three goals, following up after a missed penalty in their opening day win over The Pilgrims.
A cup run is always nice, so let’s see if Rovers can make progress into Round 2.