TRANMERE ROVERS - PETERBOROUGH UNITED
I am quite a fan of Boro and would not be surprised if they were involved at the business end of Division 1 this season, they have a real attacking threat, with three top class strikers, but are a little vunerable at the back, something that this very ambitious club will probably address in January. They are unbeaten in 15 league starts, but were not concerened about progression in the JPT or Carling Cup and I get the impression that even the FA Cup might not be high on the list of their priorities. In the league, they have some huge games ahead, with Oldham (6th), Leicester (1st) and Millwall (2nd) in their next three starts. The "reward" for winning tonight is a third round visit to WBA, I am not certain how much of an incentive that is for Boro, they hosted them in the Carling Cup last season and lost heavily. I believe that they are fully focused on reaching the Championship and would welcome a distraction free 2009. Looking at their website last night,all th e talk was of the league games ahead and you would not have known that they had a cup game tonight !
Rovers are in good form too, they have lost just once in eight, that coming at Yeovil, when they were missing six players, with three suspended and been beaten only twice in 13, keeping, an impressive, nine clean sheets in that sequence. They had a fine 2-1 win over Leeds at the weekend and have twice shared the spoils with Boro this season. They drew the league meeting at London Road 2-2, where they led by two goals and created 17 attempts at goal and in the first cup game, had 55% possession and restricted the home side to just a single attempt on target and not many teams will do that this season. I am sure that Rovers, currently in 9th spot, 5 points off the playoff places, also have promotion dreams of their own, but they have always been a cup side and are very excited by the prospect of playing Albion and I strongly feel xxxx xxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxx xxx xxxxx xxxx
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