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beware! Tranmere forced to protect waterlogged pitch with giant covers to stop further damage after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned his payers against 'divots everywhere' and potential injury face Tranmere away in fourth-round of the FA Cup Fears have been raised over the suitability of the pitch at Prenton Park Pitch cut up during their third-round replay victory over Watford on Thursday Two games have been postponed in recent weeks due to inclement weather 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 13:37 GMT, 26 January 2020 | Updated: 13:58 GMT, 26 January 2020

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Tranmere were forced to cover their mudbath of a pitch to avoid further damage from the rain ahead of the visit of on Sunday.

The muddy pitch has been a cause of concern ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round tie, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complaining about 'divots everywhere' in the buildup.

And groundsmen were frantically trying to move mud off the playing area with heavy rollers and brushes as the League One side took every precaution to make sure the game went ahead.

Tranmere have been employing heavy rollers on the muddy pitch at Prenton Park

Tranmere have been employing heavy rollers on the muddy pitch at Prenton Park

Ground staff tend to standing water in the area surrounding one of the corner flags

Ground staff tend to standing water in the area surrounding one of the corner flags

Mud is swept off the playing area and past the touchline as groundsmen work doubly hard

Mud is swept off the playing area and past the touchline as groundsmen work doubly hard

A Tranmere groundsman tends to water on top of the cover ahead of kick-off

A Tranmere groundsman tends to water on top of the cover ahead of kick-off

Two games have been postponed at Prenton Park in recent weeks due to inclement

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