Tranmere will commence their Carabao Cup journey with an away fixture against Barnsley tonight.
Following a narrow loss on the league’s opening day to Barrow at Prenton Park, tonight’s match provides Rovers with an opportunity to secure their first victory of the season.
Strikers Luke Norris and Kristian Dennis made appearances off the bench during Saturday’s game. As they continue to regain full match fitness, both players are eager to accumulate more playing time on Tuesday.
Barnsley had an impressive start to their Sky Bet League One campaign, securing a dominant 7-0 victory over Port Vale on Saturday.
Ahead of the Barnsley Head Coach, Neill Collins, said, “First of all, we see it as a game that we want to win. We view it as a competition that we want to go as far as we possibly can.
“But equally, we’ve got to consider that we’ve got three really tough league games coming up with Bristol Rovers, Peterborough and Oxford. Because we have got suspensions, illness and injury a lighter squad at the moment.
Commenting of the Tranmere team he continued, “Watching them, they look to play football. They look to build out, they look to be very well organised in terms of how they want to attack. I think they’ll be a big threat in terms of that side of things. They’ve got a lot of experienced players, so I think it will be a really tough game.
“Them being a League Two team, us being a League One team, as the season goes on that gap grows. But I think at this stage there’s not a lot in it and I think we’ll need to play really well to be in the next round.”
Image: Neill Collins. Credit: Barnsley FC