JAMES WALLACE can take encouragement from the experience of José Baxter when he makes his home debut for Tranmere against Huddersfield today.
Midfielder Wallace, 20, has followed Baxter’s path by joining Rovers on loan from Everton. Baxter is convinced his three-month, 14-game stay at Prenton Park is going to have a positive impact on his development.
“I feel like a better player now,” the 19-year-old said this week.
“I feel like I have got a bit more of a mature head about me. I definitely think it was good for me.”
Baxter added: “It is a great experience to play week in, week out, in front of a good crowd and be playing for points. I have gained an understanding of how vital three points are at that level.
“You realise you’ve got to make fewer mistakes. You can’t give the ball away like you sometimes can in the reserves and not get punished. But at that standard, when you get in the changing rooms and you’ve made a mistake, your team-mates are not happy.”
RONNIE MOORE has confirmed he intends to apply for the vacant managerial position at Accrington Stanley.
The former Tranmere boss left his job as manager at Rotherham last March and his son Ian, the former Rovers striker, trained with Stanley for a period earlier in the season before hanging up his boots.
Moore said: “Accrington are a progressive club who just missed out on the play-offs last year and they are chasing promotion again this season. I know League Two better than most people and my CV is on the way.”
The vacancy opened up at Stanley this week when long serving John Coleman left to take over at League One strugglers Rochdale.