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Swansea vs Tranmere

Swansea
vs.
Tranmere

Liberty Stadium

6th October 2006

7:45pm

After yet another dissapointing away defeat last Saturday, Kenny Jackett is looking for a 'big performance' when Tranmere visit the Liberty Stadium tomorrow.

We failed to build on a 1-goal lead at half time courtesy of a Fallon goal as Forest came out and romped to a 3-1 victory, which took just 13 minutes of the second half.

After last season's dissapointment, Tranmere are now where they're capable of being and that's 5th in League One.

Vital Quotes:

Kenny Jackett:

"Our last home game against Crewe was an exciting one for the fans and we came away with a good 2-1 win,''

"We controlled the game well, passed the ball and finished on two occasions with quality - Rory Fallon's opener was as good a team goal as you will see.

"Defensively, we handled a lively Crewe front two very well and deserved our victory.

"Now we've got to repeat that performance in front of goal and get back to recording clean sheets at the back.

''We need to be more consistent. Having played really well against Crewe, we pushed the self-destruct button at Forest after dominating the first half.''

Swansea Team News:

The news that Dennis Lawrence was missing due to international duty left Jackett frustrated as Trinidad & Tobago refused for the defender to play just 1 of the 2 friendly matches to allow him to play tomorrow night.

However, on the positive side the Swans boss looks set to have Amankwaah, Austin and O'Leary all back after injuries.

Trundle also looks set for a return from a hamstring injury but he'll have to be content will a place on the bench as Fallon and Knight are likely to make up our strike partnership once again.

Akinfenwa is likely to miss out though with a shin problem.

Player to watch: Rory Fallon

Seems to be on a good run of form recently. Has returned to the side in Akinfenwa's absence and has scored 2 goals in as many games, including a superb volley against Crewe last week.

Tranmere Team News:

Tranmere have a near full strength squad available as Chris McCready is back in training following a back injury.

Midfielder Paul McLaren returns from suspension while Danny Harrison and Steve Jennings are back in contention after playing the full 90 minutes in a recent reserves match.

Player to watch: Paul McLaren

Quote from Vital Tranmere: ''Before his suspension McLaren was an intergral part of the Rovers midfield, something he'll be hoping to re-establish on his return.'' Striker Chris Greenacre is also another one to watch, who's scored 4 goals this season.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time the 2 sides met at the Liberty Stadium was on the opening day of last season with the Swans winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Akinfenwa.

We got a point in the away game as former-Tranmere midfielder Andy Robinson scored a last minute equaliser.

Tranmere are 5th with 21 points compared to us in 12th with 17.

Rovers lost their last match 2-0 away at Bradford and their last win was 3 weeks ago, they beat Northampton away 3-1.

Match Prediction:

I think we'll manage a 1-1 draw tomorrow night as Jackett is looking for a good performance from his side. I think he'll get it but it won't be enough to beat a side that are doing well so far this year.

You can predict the score in our prediction league here

Next Fixtures:

Saturday, 14 October 2006
Chesterfield v Swansea, 15:00

Tuesday, 17 October 2006
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Walsall v Swansea, 19:45


Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday October 5 2006
Time: 9:19PM

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Comments

0
What's the odds of us winning against tranny? but hey all we can do is hope
idroppedmyguts
05/10/2006 21:24:00
0
In the absence of Lawrence and injuries to centre backs, why is Steven Watt not being considered? Thomas Buttler playing for the reserves this week knows how to find the goal (twice), so perhaps he did enough to be selected. I am not bothering to predict a score as in the last 4 games I have been hopelessly wrong.
willow
05/10/2006 22:31:00
0
well let hope we stuff them and a bring a bit of respect and conferdence bk to the players. i hope trunds and knight start upfront.
swansea_till_i_die
06/10/2006 06:23:00
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Got to win this one lets get the season back on track, come on the boys!!
Mule79
06/10/2006 09:36:00
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