Football - Gibson placed on stand-by

Tranmere defender Ian Goodison is an injury doubt for the npower League One trip to MK Dons.

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The veteran centre-back was substituted during Tuesday night's defeat at Walsall due to a groin problem and will be assessed.

Ben Gibson rejoined Rovers on loan from Middlesbrough on Thursday and provides a like-for-like replacement.

"Goody is struggling with a groin strain so it might be that Ben has come back at the right time," said manager Ronnie Moore on Rovers' official website. "We've just got to wait and see.

"To play three games in a week for an 18-year-old is hard enough but to do it when you're 40 is hard. So we'll leave it until the last minute."

Adam McGurk (collapsed lung) and Andy Robinson (hamstring) remain on the sidelines alongside long-term victim James Wallace (knee), but Moore will still shuffle his pack following a run of six defeats and two wins from nine matches.

"There will be one or two changes but we haven't got a massive squad where you can make lots," he added.

"There are players out of form at this time, four or five who are firing way below what we expect of them."

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