ALL bases covered; Forest Green boss Mark Cooper says his side have practiced penalties going into tomorrow night’s League Two play-off semi-final second leg.

Speaking before Forest Green’s heroic ten man 1-0 first leg defeat at a hostile Prenton Park on Friday, Cooper said his side are well prepared for a shootout but would rather the tie at home to Tranmere Rovers is put to bed before the lottery of penalties.

Cooper said: “I think it’s foolish not to, but I’m still not convinced you can recreate the situation as it would be in a game of this magnitude, but not for one minute do I want it to go to penalties and for somebody to lose that.”

Forest Green trained today, Sunday, and will go into the game in confident mood with just a one-goal deficit to overturn at the New Lawn and a place at Wembley up for grabs for the winners.

Cooper added: "We approach Monday with a lot of confidence, a lot of belief and a lot of determination. I know we'll take it as far as we can, give everything and go into it fully confident."

Meanwhile ,Tranmere boss Micky Mellon described himself as 'delighted' to have a lead to take into their play-off semi-final second leg.

He said: "I see us 1-0 up with two halves of football to play. We'll get the boys rested, get down there and go and get involved in another fantastic atmosphere. That's what it's all about, managing and playing in games at this stage of the season."