TRANMERE defender Paul Linwood is to remain on loan at Wrexham.
Rovers boss Brian Little is confident fellow centre-half Ian Sharps has fully recovered from his recent knee injury and he is expected to feature in tomorrow night's league clash with Scunthorpe United.
Tranmere can still recall Lin-wood, now in his second month at the Racecourse, with just 24 hours' notice. Little had contemplated bringing him back this week to bolster his injury-ravaged squad.
However, with Sharps and midfielder Mark Rankine now back in full training, the manager prefers Linwood to remain with the League Two Dragons.
Little said: "I have always maintained that Paul is better off playing first team football than being on the bench here. At the moment we don't see Paul getting into our starting
11. Sharpy has been training all week and is definitely in the squad for the Scunthorpe game."
The manager has been out this week scouting for a fresh face to bring in on loan to strengthen his team.
He said: "On reflection we have been a little too open away from home playing with two wingers. Midfield is a key area, but it is not 100 per cent that a new arrival will be in that area. We have been looking at a number of targets this week."
Meanwhile, Gareth Roberts misses tomorrow's match at Prenton Park (7.45pm) because of international commitments, but Little has every confidence that 19-year-old Carl Tremarco can fill the boots of the Welsh left-back.
The teenager was one of Rovers' brighter performers in last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest and also started the league fixtures against Bournemouth and Bradford City.
"Carl has done really well in recent games," said the manager. "He has proved he is more than capable of playing that role."
* Tranmere under-19s beat Bury 4-0 to record their fourth win from six Youth Alliance North West Conference games. John Corrigan, Craig Curran, Danny Holmes and Adam Dickinson were on target.