Lockwood Ready For Another Tough Test

Segregation will be in place for this fixture, Tranmere supporters are asked to use turnstiles five and six. It has also been made an all-ticket match with no sales on the turnstiles on the day, tickets must be bought online before 1pm on Monday here.

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Tranmere Rovers visit Nethermoor on Easter Monday in the penultimate home game of our 2016-17 Vanarama National League season as Adam Lockwood prepares for another tough test. 

The Lions’ run of five unbeaten on the road was ended in Essex on Good Friday as two second half goals from Braintree saw off Lockwood’s men.

However his side will be looking to get back to winning ways at home as the last two games at Nethermoor have resulted in defeats and with no goals scored by ourselves in either matches.

Tranmere have been in good form but have stuttered recently with defeat to Forest Green Rovers at Prenton Park last Tuesday and a 2-2 draw with Aldershot on Friday.

This did come on the back of a 9-0 win over Solihull Moors the week before and a six match winning run.

The visitors will need a win to keep their title hopes alive whilst we require the points to haul ourselves away from the relegation battle.

Following defeat at Braintree boss Adam Lockwood was frustrated by the loss and the manner in which the Iron scored their goals “I’m obviously disappointed, two set pieces have done us today. We pride ourselves on being organised, we need to be brighter, unfortunately on the day it’s cost us.”

Will Hatfield and Adam Boyes came close in the first half and Lockwood feels that things just didn’t go his sides way in Essex “We had some chances to take the lead early on, sometimes those things go against you.”

Friday saw a return for Adam Boyes to the starting 11 just his second league start in 2017 “It’s been tough for Boyesey, he should feel a bit hard done by at times, he’s a major part of this squad. Today he has come in after not playing for a little while and he has done ok, I’ve said everybody has to part of that and this will always continue in football.”

Danny East also returned to the side for the first time since December as he took a place on the bench “Anybody coming back into the squad is a boost, it is massive for us that we have good players fighting for a shirt, that is how it has got to be.”

Ahead of Tranmere’s visit on Monday Lockwood said “We’ll get ourselves right, we were always going to have setbacks and look at how we react.”

“They’re all big games, everybody knows how hard it is to pick points up in this division. If you’re not right at any one time you won’t get anything out of it. Every game that we take part in is as tough as any other, different names and different clubs mean nothing to me, I just focus on Guiseley. ”

The campaign is far from over for the Lions as we sit just one point outside the relegation zone “I’ve said there is a lot of hard work left to do, there’s a long way to go and we’ve got some tough games coming up. Hopefully come the end of the season we will be where we want to be.”

This is an all-ticket match with no sales on the turnstiles on the day, tickets must be purchased online before 1pm on Monday here.

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