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Prenton Park (ATT 4,454) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Duncan

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Brentford Brentford

Tranmere 3

C Atkinson (44)
A Dugdale (55)
C Stockton (90+1)

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Brentford 4

M Taylor (3)
C Donaldson (14, 71)
A Forshaw (pen 90+3)

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Last Updated: 14/09/13 3:07pm

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Ian Goodison: Expected to shrug off a hamstring problem

Ian Goodison: Expected to shrug off a hamstring problem

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Tranmere and Brentford at Prenton Park.

Ian Goodison is expected to declare his availability for the Rovers' clash against the Bees.

The fans' favourite, who will turn 41 before the year's end, caused concern for Rovers when he came off in the 0-0 draw with Stevenage last week due to a hamstring injury.

However, boss Ronnie Moore is confident he can line up at the heart of a defence which has tightened since Goodison was given a run in the team.

Rovers have four long-term injury absentees, Andy Robinson (groin), Jake Kirby (ankle), James Wallace (knee) and Jason Koumas (groin), and none of that quartet will see action when the Bees visit Prenton Park.

Richard Lee is in line for a shock return to the Brentford team.

The experienced goalkeeper only resumed full training this week after six months out with a shoulder injury but, with David Button suspended after a red card last weekend, boss Uwe Rosler must turn to Lee or rookie Jack Bonham for the next three matches.

Defender Martin Taylor will make his debut after joining on loan from Sheffield Wednesday and midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira could also be involved having arrived from Liverpool until January.

Striker Will Grigg is a doubt with a hamstring problem and midfielder Jonathan Douglas is still recovering from knee surgery.

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2 Preston North End 14 31
3 Swindon Town 14 26
4 Notts County 14 26
5 Peterborough United 15 26
6 Sheffield United 14 26
7 Oldham Athletic 15 25
8 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
9 Rochdale 14 23
10 Fleetwood Town 15 19
11 Chesterfield 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Walsall 15 15
19 Leyton Orient 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12