MIDFIELDER Gareth Edds is confident to Tranmere on the right tracks as they follow the tactical formula laid down by caretaker manager Les Parry.
But as Rovers prepare for a fourth game under the temporary command of the long-serving physio this weekend, Edds acknowledges they still have to add some refinements that will help the system deliver results to match the improved performances.
The League One encounter with Swindon Town at Prenton Park tomorrow could be Parry’s last game in charge.
Chairman Peter Johnson and his directors have been interviewing candidates this week for the post of permanent successor to John Barnes, who was sacked three weeks ago.
Parry, who is backed up by coaches Shaun Garnett and Wayne Allison, has not formally applied for the job himself.
However, a second victory in four games at Swindon’s expense would support the case for leaving the current regime in charge on a longer-term basis.
Edds reckons Rovers have already turned a corner since Parry introduced a more direct and pragmatic style of play, built around a 4-3-3 formation.
The new approach succeeded in reducing the flood of goals Tranmere were conceding under Barnes to the steady trickle of one per game.
But failing to score in the matches against Stockport and Hartlepool cost Tranmere defeats and the only success came in a 2-1 home win over Brighton.
Edds said: “We have changed the style of play and changed the formation – and we need to play the formation right.
“I think we are getting there. It is a very dangerous formation if it is working properly.
“We are doing it pretty well at the moment and we have to keep it going and try to score a few more goals.
“We are defending as a team now.
“ The front three are working hard at closing down.
“They are doing a fantastic job at helping to put more pressure on the opposition. We are trying to keep that going.”
Edds added: “This is a team effort and we are being led by some good people with Les, Shaun Garnett and Wayne Allison in charge.
“Les is a one-off. You are never going to change him. But he has done a great job.”
A host of Tranmere legends are set to return to Prenton Park tomorrow to mark the club’s 125 year anniversary celebrations ahead of the Swindon game.
More than 40 former players from the 1940s to the current decade have confirmed their attendance for the parade around the pitch at 2.30pm, including George Yardley, Steve Peplow, Bobby Tynan, Eddie Flood, Frankie Lane, Wilf Charlton, Eric Hornby, John Achterberg, John Aspinall, Gerry Casey, Jim Cumbes, Ray Davies, Ken Finney, Dickie Johnson, Ray Mathias, Barrie Mitchell and members of the 2009 Masters winning squad.
Tranmere Rovers fans are reminded they must purchase tickets before 1pm tomorrow to take advantage of special offer admission prices of £12.50 for Adults and only £1.25 for Juniors in the Main Stand, Paddocks, Johnny King Stand and Kop Stand.
After 1pm normal match-day prices apply.
As part of the celebrations, a parade of former players will take place on the pitch at 2.30pm, along with a special souvenir programme and a special version of the half time challenge, The R Factor, featuring some ex-crowd favourites.