Oct 19 2013 by Neil Jones, Sat WIR
HOME comforts are vital at any level of football, and Tranmere will be looking to give the Prenton Park faithful a first home league victory to cheer this weekend.
With just two points from five home league games this season, and an embarrassing Johnstone’s Paints Trophy defeat to Fleetwood Town to boot, Rovers’ players are well aware that they owe supporters a performance against table-topping Leyton Orient.
Max Power says: “It’s massively important to get those home wins on the board.
“If we can get back to winning our home games that will definitely push us up the table.
“I can’t put my finger on why we haven’t been able to win at home. Maybe away from home we set up a bit differently. On Sunday we packed the midfield and made it hard for Bradford to break us down.
“At home, though, sometimes you’re expected to be the team that goes out and attacks the other team. Maybe teams have come here and been a bit more defensive, and we haven’t been good enough to break them down.
“Hopefully now, though, we’re building the confidence. I thought we were unlucky to come away with nothing at Swindon, but now we need to build on Sunday’s result and start to put things right in terms of results.”
Manager Ronnie Moore added: “We need to get back to having Prenton Park as a fortress. It hasn’t been that way this season, for whatever reason.”