Fleetmaster Big Match Preview – Tranmere

The Dons host Tranmere in their first home league game of the season and Graham Alexander will be looking for more of Wrexham and less of Wycombe.

Tuesday nights Carabao Cup loss was as downbeat as much as Saturdays League win was a high point.

The Dons went out of the Cup losing 0-2, but Tranmere went through, causing one of the shocks of the night by beating Barnsley 7-6 on penalties after twice leading with the Tykes only securing the shootout after a 98th minute equaliser.

Last League Game

The Dons beat the much fancied Welsh side 5-3 in the highest scoring EFL game of the weekend.

Tranmere slipped to a 1-2 home defeat against Barrow.

Dons 3rd Tranmere 17th

Team News

Connor Grant is back in contention for selection after making the bench on Tuesday night, Lewington is still a couple of weeks away from being fit. Otherwise, Alexander has a full squad to select from.

Tranmere strikers Luke Norris and Kristian Dennis played almost an hour on Tuesday night after Norris got only a sub appearance, and Dennis sat on the bench against Barrow. Kane Hemmings is in contention after recovering from a pre-season knock.

Game Plan

It’s likely we’ll see yet another visiting team sitting back and initially try to hit us on the break.

The Dons will have plenty of ball and need to be clinical with any chances they get. Having just four home wins last season, it’s vital that the players can overcome the poor form if we are to mount a serious challenge.

Lots will be expected of Leko and Eisa and they need to work together like last Saturday.

The defence need to stay focussed and reduce the half chances given away, we’ve already been punished by two teams so to have it happen in a third game will be disappointing.

Alexander has yet to use more than two subs in any game. The high fitness level in our legs usually means a change after 70 minutes.

Dons Line-Up

We’re going for the same eleven from the previous league game.

MacGillivray, Norman, Tucker, O’Hora, Smith, Harvie, Williams, Gilbey, Robson, Leko, Eisa.

Score Prediction

Dons 2 Tranmere 1

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