Football - Rovers wait on defensive duo

Tranmere are hopeful both Danny Holmes and Tom Hateley can feature when they travel to Preston in Sky Bet League One.

PA Sport Report

The home win over MK Dons looked to have come at a cost as defensive duo Holmes (knee) and Hateley (hamstring) both missed training earlier in the week, however they were back involved on Thursday to provide boss Ronnie Moore with plenty of encouragement.

Former Everton trainee James Wallace remains sidelined with a long-standing knee injury yet Rovers are optimistic he could be back playing for the reserves in a couple of weeks.

Jason Koumas is another who has been troubled by injury but, after being included in the squad of late, the former Wales international is now fully recovered from a groin problem.

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