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Tranmere Rovers Vs Notts County, Tue 19 Apr 2011

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Tranmere manager Les Parry will check on the fitness of defender Ian Goodison ahead of the home clash with fellow strugglers Notts County.

The veteran centre-back suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's 2-0 win over Dagenham and was substituted in the closing stages.

Yet Parry said: "We all know Ian Goodison, if he can play he will do."

Midfielder Andy Robinson has been nursing a groin injury and rookie striker Dale Jennings is battling to shake off an ankle strain.

Both players were unused substitutes at the weekend but Parry expects them to be nearer to full match fitness for the visit of the Magpies.

The Rovers boss added: "Hopefully they will be a little bit closer for Tuesday night."

Martin Allen may shuffle his pack once again.

The new Magpies boss made five changes for the 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth at the weekend, with full-backs Jon Harley and Stephen Darby dropped from the squad completely.

Experienced defender Graeme Lee is available after serving a two-match ban and he could be handed a start.

John Thompson has played in midfield and defence during Allen's two games in charge but the captain is likely to play in the back four at Prenton Park.

Striker Febian Brandy could be dropped after a quiet display against the Cherries, with Karl Hawley, Ben Burgess and Njogu Demba-Nyren all competing for a place up front.

County have lost their last nine games and have scored just four goals in the last 12, but victory over Rovers would lift them out of the relegation zone.

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