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PREVIEW: Forest Green’s bid to leap Tranmere in the War of the Rovers

Forest Green last played against Cheltenham Town on Saturday, in the famed ‘el glosico’, where they came from behind to draw 1-1, meaning that their nine draws are the most in English league football so far this season.

Tranmere are going above-and-beyond this season, as they are currently 6th in League 2 and enjoying their return to league football since their relegation in 2015.

Forest Green have no injury concerns and Mark Cooper may name a similar side to the one that featured at the weekend, however there has been little time for his players to rest, meaning he may rotate the squad around.

Meanwhile, Tranmere boss Micky Mellon is without Liam Ridehalgh, Evan Gumbs and Zoumana Bakayogo, all out due to injury and he’ll be looking to regain their winning form following a bore draw away at Yeovil.

Should Forest green win, they will leapfrog Tranmere in the table and rise at least to 8th and could potentially rise as high as 6th, in a play-off spot.

Forest Green have the better head-to-head record, and haven’t lost in the teams’ past four encounters, earning a goal difference of +3.

The game kicks off in Nailsworth at 7:45, with tickets available for £21 for adults and £7 for under-16’s.

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