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Match Preview: Tranmere Rovers vs. Manchester Futsal

by Nathan Linley

Manchester make the short hop across to the Wirral this afternoon to face Damon Shaw’s Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

The Blues will arrive on the back of the international break which our very own Doug Reed and Jordan Edge featured for the Three Lions.

Manchester were defeated last time out by league leaders Reading Escolla 4-2 at Belle Vue and manager Sergi Saldana will be wanting to get back to winning ways today at Prenton Park.

After featuring for the Development Team at St. George’s Park last week, Saldana has confirmed that Raducio King will make his return to Super League action today after recovering from a hamstring injury which he picked up playing in the Indian Futsal League

Today’s hosts are yet to record a win on their tally but have picked up some very strong results this season despite their league position, their 3-3 draw at home to Helvecia in October stands out for the Whites and for Damon Shaw’s men, and a narrow defeat to Reading Escolla 6-5 last week, so they have proved that they can dance with the best.

First team coach Sergi Saldana recognises the threats that Tranmere Rovers bring to the table and is not ignoring their strong performances at home this season.

“We will play in a very difficult court.  We know that teams that have gone there this season have had a lot of difficulty in picking up points.  They beat us in a friendly during preseason and we are determined to get our competitive edge on at Prenton Park and pick up three points after the defeat in our last game.  I’m happy that Raducio King is going to play for us today, it will be great to have him back in the team and now everyone is fit, we can focus on what we do on the court.”

Kick off at Prenton Park is at 15:00 and the Blues are raring to go for kick off, there will also be a minute of silence held before the game to commemorate those that gave us the lives we have today during World War II. Lest We Forget.