Friday 19th January
Tranmere are confident that the game will be able to beat the
weather tomorrow despite the continuing freezing temperatures. It
is hoped that the hot air blanket will do the trick and that the
game will pass a morning pitch inspection by the referee. I am curious
about this hot air blanket, presumably it is a large piece of plastic
covering the pitch with a tube attached for Ian Ayre to talk into.
With the amount of hot air he produces the game would be a certainty
unless the grass catches fire!
There is an injury doubt over Simon Baldry and this is a great
shame (am I really saying this?) because he has been playing very
well recently. Dean Gorré has been ill this week (sick of playing
for a struggling team?) and is presumably not an option so Macari
might have to put Thomas Heary into midfield with the right back
shirt going to either Jenkins or Moses.