Tranmere Rovers have a couple of fresh injury concerns ahead of their League One encounter away at Lincoln City this weekend.
Goalkeeper Scott Davies limped off during last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Accrington Stanley with a calf injury and has been ruled out for a few weeks.
Micky Mellon says he is looking into the possibility of an emergency loan goalkeeper to cover for the absence of his number one, so watch this space in the next 24 hours or so.
Striker Morgan Ferrier is an injury doubt having sustained a calf knock during last week’s game and his fitness will be assessed ahead of the squad’s journey to Sincil Bank.
One player who will be available once again is full-back Kane Wilson. The on-loan West Bromwich Albion man has served his three-match suspension for a red card against Wycombe Wanderers and will return to the squad.
Let’s take a closer look at the players who are out or doubtful for this Saturday’s trip to Lincoln…
The club captain picked up a calf injury last weekend in the home fixture against Accrington Stanley. He is likely to be missing until Christmas at the earliest, ruling him out of this week’s game at Lincoln and next week’s home clash with AFC Wimbledon.
Mark Ellis sustained a knee injury towards the back end of last season and remains absent. It’s likely to be some time yet until we next see the experienced defender in a Rovers shirt on the pitch. A return date of February is the target for the former Shrewsbury Town man.
Another who picked up a serious knee injury at the end of last term, the young defender is not going to be available for selection until the new year. Again, February is the target when Gumbs might be back to full fitness and ready to challenge for a place in the squad.
Last week, Micky Mellon reported that the midfielder was making good progress and was ahead of schedule in his rehab following a knee injury sustained in training. Initially ruled out in the New Year, he could have a role to play before then. This week may be a bit too soon for his return, but he’s back doing some straight line running in training and could be available for the busy Christmas period which will be good news for the manager.
Another one with a knee injury, Gilmour has been absent for around eight weeks, which was the timeframe initially provided for his rehab. The young midfielder will be looking to be pushing for a place back in the squad in the next couple of weeks having recently returned to light training.
The big striker was enjoying a decent pre-season before pulling up with a hamstring injury in Rovers’ final pre-season friendly against Walsall. There has been very little said about his situation, so it’s unknown whether he will return to action before his six-month contract expires in January.
The Coventry City loanee has been absent for the last few weeks through injury, but had a run out for the reserves in midweek, finding the net and helping the side to a 4-2 win away at Morecambe.