League One

January 19, 2013



1 - 2

Tranmere Rovers

League One

15:00 +00:00, January 19, 2013

Griffin Park, England

Referee: D Deadman

Bees buzzing for Rovers visit

Team Stat Comparison

Brentford Tranmere Rovers
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 3 11
Points 79 67
Goal Difference 15 10
Goals for * 1.6 1.2
Goals against * 1.0 1.2
Last 5 L-D-D-L-D D-L-L-L-L
Last 5 home L-D-L-W-W D-L-L-W-W
Last 5 away D-D-D-W-D L-L-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Brentford | Tranmere Rovers

Competition Stats

Brentford Tranmere Rovers
Goals Clayton Donaldson 20 Jake Cassidy 11
Assists Harry Forrester 6 Adam McGurk 5
Yellows Jonathan Douglas 10 Danny Holmes 6
Reds Clayton Donaldson 1 Liam Palmer 1
Squads: Brentford | Tranmere Rovers

Next Matches

Brentford Tranmere Rovers
4/21 A: Milton Keynes Dons 4/21 H: Sheffield United
4/26 A: Colchester United 4/26 A: Leyton Orient
5/3 H: Stevenage 5/3 H: Bradford City

Brentford have no new injury worries for the visit of leaders Tranmere.

But Kevin O'Connor and Farid El Alagui are still on the sidelines for the third-placed Bees.

Midfielder O'Connor is out for the long-term with an ankle injury and striker El Alagui is recovering from a knee problem.

Full-back Shaleum Logan and forward Marcello Trotta could return to the starting line-up after starting on the bench in Tuesday night's 2-1 FA Cup win over Southend, which secured an all-west London fourth-round tie against holders Chelsea.

Trotta last week agreed to extend his loan spell at Griffin Park from Fulham until the end of the season.

Captain James Wallace remains Tranmere's only injury absentee.

The former Everton midfielder has been sidelined by a medial knee ligament injury since the start of December and missed a projected return date of Boxing Day.

"It could be two more weeks, it could be three weeks,'' Rovers boss Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"It would be nice if we're still where we are, or in and around that top-six area, when he's fit. He might just come back at the right time for us.''

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro made his first start in attack since returning from a broken metatarsal when Tranmere went down 1-0 at Coventry on Wednesday night.

The result left the Wirral outfit top of the league on goal difference from Doncaster having played a game more and four points clear of the Bees in third, although Uwe Rosler's men have two games in hand.