Jennings a fitness concern as Tranmere host Watford in FA Cup third-round replay



Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by PA

Jennings a fitness concern as Tranmere host Watford in FA Cup third-round replay

Connor Jennings is Tranmere’s main fitness concern ahead of their FA Cup third-round replay against Watford.

Jennings, whose goal sparked Rovers’ dramatic comeback from 3-0 down in the original tie, was forced off before half-time in Saturday’s goalless draw with Southend after a collision with opposing goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Alex Woodyard is cup-tied having played in this season’s competition for Peterborough, but fellow recent signing Peter Clarke was only an unused substitute in Fleetwood’s tie against Crawley so is eligible.

Ollie Banks and Liam Ridehalgh were back on the bench after injury against Southend but Sid Nelson (thigh) missed out.

Watford boss Nigel Pearson is set to once again rotate his team.

For the original meeting at Vicarage Road, the Hornets head coach made nine changes from the side which had defeated Wolves a few days earlier.

Several under-23 players were handed opportunities alongside Daniel Bachmann, Domingos Quina, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Isaac Success and Andre Gray.

A similar XI is expected to play at Prenton Park with Danny Welbeck (hamstring), Tom Cleverley (foot), Daryl Janmaat (knee), Will Hughes (groin), Kiko Femenia (thigh), Sebastian Prodl (hamstring) and Christian Kabasele (suspension) all still unavailable.

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