Hill to make the perfect start as Tranmere boss? - Four key stories to follow in League Two tonight
Keith Hill starts life as Tranmere boss tonight (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)

After a break last week, midweek football returns with matchday 14 of EFL League Two tonight.

Here are four stories you should be following from the latest round of fourth-tier matches this evening:

  • Hill gets going at Tranmere

Following the sacking of former manager Mike Jackson on October 31, Tranmere Rovers have appointed former Bolton Wanderers and Rochdale boss Keith Hill as their new first-team manager.

Hill has signed an initial deal until the end of the season and takes over an improving Rovers side who sit 13th in the table and have won their last three league games, most recently beating Grimsby Town 5-0 on Saturday.

Following his appointment, he said: "I'm delighted to be joining Tranmere.

"It's a club which has the facilities and the players to achieve promotion and that will be my aim.

"I can't wait to get started, and I am only sorry that my first games will be without the supporters in attendance."

They face an in-form Carlisle United at Prenton Park and if the new boss can pick up three points, it would certainly be an impressive start.

  • Oldham to build on impressive weekend win?

It's unlikely that many Oldham Athletic fans thought they would be seeing their team come back from St James Park with three points last weekend.

But after a very impressive performance in Devon, a goal from George Blackwood and an outstanding 40-yard free-kick from Danny Rowe earned Latics a 2-1 win over promotion challengers Exeter City.

That win saw Oldham move six points clear of the relegation zone and recorded a third league win in five.

“I think (Saturday) was one of our best performances, where I felt we’d done our planning right and dominated the game,” said head coach Harry Kewell.

“We can’t rest on our laurels, we’ve got to keep going, we’ve got to work and they’ve got to dig that little bit deeper."

Latics will now look to build on that impressive victory when they come up against former boss David Dunn and his Barrow side at Holker Street, with a win potentially moving them as high as 14th.

  • Harrogate looking to end poor run

After a good start to life in their debut season in the fourth tier, results have been difficult to come by for Harrogate Town recently.

Without a win in the league in their last six games, Simon Weaver's men sit bottom of the current form table with Stevenage the only other team not to pick up a win in that time.

That form has seen them slip out of the top half to 14th in the table, four points off the play-off places.

They travel to face an improving Mansfield Town at the OneCall Stadium tonight with three points there the perfect response to their recent form.

  • 2nd vs 3rd at the Jonny-Rocks

Cambridge United eagerly return to action tonight after their game with strugglers Southend United was called off late last Friday.

The U's were sat 2nd in the table but were forced to postpone their match at Roots Hall after Southend were unable to field a team.

The incident has seen the club move down a place to third and below Cheltenham Town, who they face tonight at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

They face a Robins side who come into the game off the back of two consecutive league victories, most recently a 3-0 win over Walsall last weekend.

The two teams top the goalscoring table with both having scored over 20 goals so far this season (Cheltenham 21 and Cambridge 25), so it should be set for an entertaining encounter in Gloucestershire.

 

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