• The FA Cup 1st Rnd
  • 04 Nov 2012
  • KO 12:30
  • Ground: Cressing Road
Home team Score Away team

Braintree Town


Tranmere Rovers

Postponed - due to waterlooged pitch

Braintree v Tranmere preview

Friday 2nd November 2012 18:27

Andy Robinson: Fitness race

Andy Robinson: Fitness race

Team news ahead of Sunday's FA Cup first-round clash between Braintree and Tranmere at Cressing Road (kick-off 12.30pm).

Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore will run the rule over playmaker Andy Robinson ahead of the televised FA Cup clash with Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Braintree.

Robinson returned from a hamstring problem to play 70 minutes against Doncaster 10 days ago but was absent at the weekend when the League One leaders drew with Preston.

Forward trio Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (broken metatarsal), Jake Cassidy and Jake Jervis (ankle) are unavailable as is on-loan forward Nathan Eccleston (hamstring), with Moore admitting he could now be without the Blackpool player for the remainder of his spell at Prenton Park.

"Eccleston is out, he's going to be out for two to four weeks. He's gone back to Blackpool for treatment and it is disappointing," Moore told the club's official website.

"So we lose Jake Jervis when he comes in, we bring another one in and he gets injured, but we have to get on with it."