Mar 1 2012 by Nick Hilton, The Liverpool Post
MANAGER Les Parry can enjoy the rare luxury of choosing between attacking options for the visit to League One bottom club Chesterfield on Saturday.
Rovers extended the loan of striker Ryan Brunt from Stoke City into a second month this week and the 18-year-old will be hoping to extend a run of three consecutive senior starts.
Meanwhile Enoch Showunmi and Andy Robinson will be looking for a place in the starting line-up after returning to first-team action as substitutes in the 1-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic last Saturday.
The pair, emerging from injury lay-offs that started before the turn of the year, topped up their fitness levels with another reserve team outing on Tuesday.
Parry is hoping travelling fans at Chesterfield will give his players full support as Rovers attempt to post their first win on 2012. Elements of Tranmere’s away support at Oldham spent the entire second half chanting “Parry out” and the manager felt the protest affected his players as they attempted to pull back a one-goal deficit.
Parry said: “I would have preferred it if the fans had got behind the lads for another half-hour and then had a go at me towards the end. But that is their prerogative. They pay their money and I understand that with the run we are on, they are not going to sing my praises.
“You only have to look around the leagues to see some big-name managers are having to run the wrath of their own supporters. It is to be expected in football now.”
Tranmere will be wearing shirts with a special charity logo at Chesterfield – and offering fans the chance to make them their own.
The claret and blue kit will feature shirts carrying the Help the Hospices logo. The shirts will then be auctioned on eBay to raise funds for Claire House and St John’s Hospice.
Rovers will also be holding a ground collection at the Leyton Orient game at Prenton Park on Saturday, March 10.
Tranmere’s chief executive Mick Horton said: “This Saturday marks the start of Help the Hospices Week.”