PRE MATCH – Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon gives injury update ahead of Dagenham & Redbridge game

By George Williamson

Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon gave an injury update ahead of Saturday’s National League fixture against Dagenham, as Eddie Clarke, Liam Ridehalgh and Steve McNulty return to contention.

Rovers were without a number of key players a fortnight ago due to certain members of the first-team being unable to play on Maidstone’s artificial pitch.

Josh Ginnelly, Jake Kirby, McNulty and Ridehalgh were among the players missing from that game, while Ben Tollitt appeared off the bench despite carrying an injury into the game.

But after last weekend’s postponement against Gateshead, a number of those players will be returning to contention.

Mellon said: “McNulty’s fine, Ridehalgh’s fine and Eddie (Clarke)’s fine.

“The little break, as I said, the positive to come out of it is we know they’re all able to come back into the group again.”

Not everyone will be available for the Super Whites though, as James Wallace continues to rehab a groin injury and will be unavailable for the Dagenham game this weekend.

Mellon said: “James Wallace is making good strides now so it’s just really about me now to try to pick a team to the best of my ability that can get us results and keeping them facing the right way.

“But injury wise we look to be ok.

“It’s hard to say when he’ll be back because the reserves haven’t had a game since the last behind closed doors game which was two or three weeks ago and James has had a groin problem since then.

“I think getting time under his belt on the training pitch, but the person who knows his body best is James so we’ll have to ask him.”



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