Hartlepool United boss Moore eager to get one over on former club Tranmere

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RONNIE Moore insists his sacking from Tranmere Rovers is “history” – but admits he would love to get one over his former club.

Hartlepool United, bottom of League Two, travel to Prenton Park tomorrow to take on third-bottom Rovers in a crunch relegation clash. Moore was axed by the club in April for breaching betting rules and while he is fully expecting some “fun” at his expense from the home support, he is focusing his Pools players on doing their jobs on the pitch.

After Moore left, Rovers went on to be relegated into League Two and are now battling with Pools for league survival.

He is fully aware it is a game his side cannot afford to lose as the gap to safety could increase to a mammoth 12 points.

“I don’t want to make this personal,” Moore said. “It’s not about me against Tranmere, it’s about Hartlepool United going there and winning. Circumstances of how it all ended are personal to me but I want to go back and prove a point.

“It’s my opinion but I honestly don’t think Tranmere would have gone down if I’d stayed.

“I’ve nothing to prove to anyone there, I gave them good service and I want to go and enjoy the day and enjoy the atmosphere.

“They will have fun at my expense and I expect that. But I want my lads to perform, I don’t want any of them to let me down and if they do they will certainly know about it.”

Pools have no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Prenton Park.

Tommy Miller (calf) is still out while Stuart Parnaby (knee) is out for the season.

Tranmere boss Micky Adams could give a first start to winger Jennison Myrie-Williams - who Pools tried to sign on loan – after he joined the club on loan from Scunthorpe United.