Football - As you were for Rovers

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has no new injury worries for the FA Cup third-round trip to Derby.

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Captain James Wallace is still unable to return to action from a medial knee ligament injury while forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (broken metatarsal) and winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie (lateral knee ligament) remain sidelined.

Cole Stockton, Rovers' matchwinner in the 1-0 triumph over Scunthorpe last weekend that sent them back to the npower League One summit, is pushing for a start after top scorer Jake Cassidy returned to Wolves at the end of his loan spell.

"We'll go there and enjoy it and hopefully do ourselves proud," Moore told his club's official website.

"We're not expected to win but we might go there and get a draw or get a win. You just don't know in football what can happen.

"It's a fantastic stadium and the lads deserve a little break from the pressures of the league. Everyone lifts themselves that 20 per cent when you're top of the league and it's harder. Sometimes you're better off sat in second spot."

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