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Three To Watch: Tranmere Rovers - will any of these players trouble Sunderland tonight?

An imposing centre back, a veteran midfielder, and an energetic forward - will any of these Tranmere players be able to derail Sunderland’s eight match unbeaten run?

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Manny Monthe

19/20 Games/Goals: 28/2

As popular as they come on the Wirral, the defender is a big imposing figure who sits at the heart of the Prenton Park defence.

Signed from everyone’s favourite vegan football club, Forest Green Rovers, he was part of Queens Park Rangers’s highly rated academy as a teenager. After making his name in non-league football, Monthe is flourishing under the tutelage of Micky Mellon and has grown into Tranmere’s key player.

Don’t let the fact he’s a monster of a centre-back fool you though, he is very cultured. He’ll provide a real challenge for our forwards on a bobbly, tight Prenton Park pitch.

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Neil Danns

19/20 Games/Goals: 17/0

Midfielder Danns joined the club in the summer following the demise of Bury and is a key figure in the centre of the park for Mellon’s men.

The 37-year-old is has a bucket load of experience having played for the likes of Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Leicester, racking up almost 500 career appearances since making his debut for Blackburn Rovers back in 2002.

Despite his advancing years, Danns still has a great engine and his ability to break into the box and nick a goal should not be underestimated this evening by Sunderland.

Underestimate him at your peril.

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Morgan Ferrier

19/20 Games/Goals: 17/5

Replacing the goals that talisman James Norwood brought to Merseyside has been a difficult task for Tranmere this season. This was evidenced by the fact Rovers were desperate to bring in former Walsall striker Ferrier in the summer to boost their striking options.

The 25-year-old, who scored at the Stadium of Light last season, is a different proposition to Norwood, though. He has bags of pace and will look to get around the back of Sunderland’s defence tonight, but his large frame - he stands at a little over six feet - will also provide a physical challenge, too.

He suffered a knee ligament injury back in August, but now he’s back to full fitness, he’ll be desperate to show Tranmere fans his worth.

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