Ole's positive update on Lindelof
At the start of his press conference, Ole delivered some good news about Victor Lindelof's availability...
Ole, how difficult is it to prepare for a game when you only find out your opponents last night? “It's a quick turnaround anyway. We played on Wednesday, so we hadn't prepared a lot, but before the game yesterday we had watched a couple of the other Tranmere games and you watched the one last night, so the opposition is the opposition no matter what. We have to just concentrate and get our own house in order and be ready for the game ourselves. So, we'll look at it again today, but I don't think you want to fill the heads of the players too early with the next game all the time.” And in terms of team news, anyone back, any updates? “Victor has recovered, so he's well again, so let's see how well he feels today and tomorrow, and apart from that no one got any knocks that is anything to think about.” Ordinarily this would kind of be the game where you'd throw in Eric Bailly maybe, but given the pitch is that something that has to go into your mind when you're selecting the side? “What do you mean ordinarily I'd play Eric Bailly?” Well in terms of when you're bringing someone back in a cup game… “Eric has had a couple of games behind closed doors here as well. The pitch is not great, but that's the same for both of us. The players just have to be focused, ready. This generation coming through with astroturf and nice pitches, they get lazier in their heads, so Eric is probably one of them who is more prepared and ready for a game with that pitch. So everyone has just got to be focused, both for injuries but also of course the bounce of the ball.”