Les Parry is reeling from last night’s 2-0 home defeat to Carlisle, as well as an unsuccessful ten days in the transfer market.

The Rovers boss has been searching for an attacking player to replace the injured playmaker Andy Robinson, and thought he'd found his man in the shape of a loanee from Everton.

However, the unnamed player in question was injured in training, and then a second target was also injured, leaving Parry’s side short of any attacking flair.

“We’ve now had two players that were supposed to come in. One did his thigh and one did his ankle,” Parry complained.

As well as these injuries to contend with, Jamaican centre-back Ian Goodison has been taking painkillers before matches to get him through the 90 minutes. He has a stomach injury and is receiving a scan next week to determine the problem.

But Parry, rather than give up, is looking to the squad he does have in an attempt to solve the injury issues.

“We’ll be looking and we need to look at the game tonight to see how we performed,” he said following the defeat to the Cumbrians.

“Second half, we’ve probably created more chances than we have all last season.”

The Rovers’ next game sees Wycombe Wanderers visit Prenton Park. The Chairboys have won just one of their seven league games this term, so Parry will be looking to his ramshackle team to find a goal, even if he can’t find them a striker.

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