Tranmere Rovers: Ronnie Moore fears James Wallace will miss rest of season
RONNIE MOORE fears captain James Wallace may need an operation which could signal the end of his season.
The Tranmere Rovers manager said the club will have a clearer idea on Tuesday if Wallace’s requires surgery on the knee ligament injury he picked up in early December.
Moore is already preparing to be without the former Everton player by signing Paul Corry on loan from Sheffield Wednesday.
The 22-year-old, who came on as a late second half substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town last night, is with Rovers for a month.
Corry came to Moore’s attention when the Tranmere manager was casting his eye over Wednesday striker Gary Madine, a player he wanted to bring to Prenton Park.
“It doesn’t look too good but we are just waiting on news if he will be out for the rest of the season,” Moore said of Wallace’s situation.
“I went to watch Sheffield Wednesday in a behind-closed doors game this week to look at Gary Madine. We can’t afford him but Paul Corry caught my eye and he will give us what we have been missing.”
Bad news about Wallace will compound a tough spell for Tranmere after they lost for the fourth time in five matches last night.
Moore had not seen replays of Liam Palmer’s sixth minute sending off when questioned by the media but says the defeat was very much “self-inflicted”.
Tranmere gifted the opening goal to the visitors when goalkeeper Owen Fon Williams uncharacteristically dropped a cross into the area which allowed Chris Porter to tap in.
“You can’t legislate for that,” said Moore.
“It is disappointing because it is a game, on paper, we could’ve won.
“If it was 11 versus 11 we would’ve won the game.”
Danny Holmes was taken off after being hurt in the build-up to Shrewsbury’s second goal.
It is thought the right-back is suffered a concussion which would rule him out of Tuesday’s game at home to Swindon.