ECHOSPORT talks to Steve Davey from Tranmere Rovers’ official supporter club ahead of tonight’s game.

What have you made of the season so far?

“So far it’s been a season of having to come back after going behind, often successfully.

"Dropping out of the League hardens your resilience. For example, we were playing poorly and 1-0 down to Burton in injury time but the fans were still believing and the players were still fighting and we scored in the 92nd and 94th minute to win.”

Have you noticed much of a step up from League Two?

“After playing teams like North Ferriby and Welling in league games recently it’s hard but understandable to see bang average League One teams like Rochdale passing it around us.

"We adapted to League Two well but the step back up to League One has been harder so it’s difficult to deny the difference in quality. The overall feeling is we’ll settle and start pushing up the League.”

What are the hopes for this season?

“There were ambitious hopes of three consecutive promotions and what a story that would be but there are realistic expectations at Prenton Park this season.

"There are lots of new players so as horrible as it is for a supporter to use a practical word like consolidation, it’s probably what we’re all expecting.”

Who is the dangerman?

“Our dangerman (James Norwood) has left and now plays for Ipswich. Recovering from that was always going to be our biggest problem.

"Morgan Ferrier could be the answer but he’s picked up an injury and in the meantime we’re spreading the goals across the team.”

What’s the team news?

“Neil Danns is classy and back from international duty so there’s a boost straight away. Hopefully David Perkins will also be back from injury.”