Striker Craig Westcarr scored two goals and made the other one as a new-look Walsall side beat Tranmere Rovers.

The Saddlers led inside two minutes when a short corner ended with Westcarr hammering the ball into the roof of the net from a low Adam Chambers cross.

Walsall went further ahead when Westcarr found debutant Milan Lalkovic, whose low shot went in at the far post.

Andy Robinson's free-kick gave Rovers hope but Westcarr's cool finish from a Lalkovic pass sealed victory.