Sep 27 2012 by Nick Hilton, The Liverpool Post
TRANMERE can put themselves in pole position for another clean sweep of League One’s divisional awards if they continue their hot early-season form in the home game against Brentford this weekend.
Ronnie Moore, manager of the month for August when Tranmere won two and drew one of three League One games, is strongly placed to take the September award after notching four wins and a draw from five League One games in the month so far.
The unbeaten sequence helped Rovers storm three points clear at the top of the division. The only downside for Moore is that Tranmere made exits from two knockout competitions during September, losing to Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup and Port Vale in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Meanwhile Jake Cassidy must be among the favourites to be named player of the month for September and follow in the footsteps of teammate Andy Robinson, who was player of the month for August.
The 19-year-old striker, who is on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers that runs until January, has notched seven goals in September so far, including a hat-trick against Colchester and a double in the 5-2 victory at Crawley Town last weekend.
Not that anyone at Prenton Park will underestimate Brentford’s potential to inflict a first League One defeat of the season on Moore’s rampant team.
Moore said: “We’ve just had a difficult game at Crawley and now we have another very difficult one against Brentford.”
Tranmere report no new injury problems, so Moore is likely to keep team changes to a minimum once more.
Meanwhile Tranmere’s League One fixture against MK Dons at Prenton Park has been brought forward by a day to Friday, November 16 (kick off 7.45pm) for live broadcast on satellite television.