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Preview: Rotherham United

29 August 2019

Setting the scene…
Tranmere Rovers are back on their travels when they make the trip to Rotherham United for a Sky Bet League One fixture this Saturday, 3pm kick-off at the New York Stadium.

Micky Mellon’s men head to South Yorkshire aiming to pick up their first away points of the season against a Millers outfit who sit 14th in the division.

Paul Warne’s hosts slipped to a 1-0 defeat to local rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup second-round on Wednesday night.

Team News
Manager Mellon confirmed in his pre-match press conference Morgan Ferrier will be out for eight weeks with a knee injury he sustained in training.
 
Ollie Banks and Corey Blackett-Taylor will both miss the game at Rotherham this weekend after the pair were sent off in the 2-0 defeat away to Bristol Rovers.

Boss Mellon will be without Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring).

One to Watch
New signing Freddie Ladapo has scored twice so far in the opening month of the campaign.

The Londoner turned professional at Colchester United in 2011 having come through the Essex side’s youth system and spent time in Non-League with Thurrock, Chelmsford City, Bishop’s Stortford, Kidderminster Harriers, Hayes and Yeading United and Grays Athletic.

Ladapo went onto score 25 goals in 53 outings turning out for Margate which earned him a move to Premier League Crystal Palace in March 2016.

He was later loaned to Oldham Athletic and Shrewsbury Town before he made his Premier League debut for Palace away versus Manchester United at Old Trafford in September 2017 as a substitute.

In January 2018, Ladapo signed for Southend United prior to a switch to Plymouth Argyle six-months later.
The 26-year-old made 45 appearances for the Pilgrims in 2018/19, scoring 18 times in 45 games for the Home Park club.
Ladapo became Rotherham’s club-record signing this summer on an undisclosed fee and leads their goal scoring this term.

Tickets
We have now sold out of our initial allocation of 675 tickets for our away fixture at Rotherham United on Saturday 31st August.

Supporters will now be able to pay on the gate at The New York Stadium at an increased price.

Tickets will be available from the away ticket office from 1:30pm and it will be cash only.

Prices:
Adults: £25
Concessions: £15
Ambulant Disabled: £13
Juniors 13-17: £9
Under 12: £7

Past Meetings
Tranmere’s record against Rotherham stands at won 24, drawn 16 and lost 26 of their meetings.

The last fixture between the sides came in Sky Bet League One in January 2014, which saw the Millers win 2-1 at Prenton Park.

Match Coverage
The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ Sky Bet League One fixture away at Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.

Your match day commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at the New York Stadium over in South Yorkshire.

iFollow Tranmere is the only place you can listen to devoted TRFC coverage and if you sign-up, you can watch exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews and match highlights.

An audio match pass on iFollow costs just £2.50!

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Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

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@TranmereRovers
Facebook: @trfcofficial
Instagram: @tranmererovers

Did you know?
Ronnie Moore remains a favourite at both Tranmere Rovers and Rotherham United after spells on the Wirral and in South Yorkshire as a player and manager.

Moore started and finished his career at Prenton Park, making over 300 appearances for Rovers and was also in the dugout at TRFC over two separate stays between 2006-2009 and 2012-2014.

The 66-year-old also made 125 appearances for Rotherham over a three-year stint (1980-1983) and was boss at the Millers from 1997-2005 and 2009-2011. 

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Match Reports

Report: Rotherham United 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

31 August 2019

Stefan Payne's stoppage time equaliser earned Tranmere Rovers a 1-1 draw away at Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on Saturday. 

Midfielder Ben Wiles’ late strike had Rotherham in front but Payne struck in stoppage time to earn a point for  Rovers. 

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon made four enforced changes to his starting line-up from the Bristol Rovers fixture, with Sid Nelson, Darren Potter, Paul Mullin and Payne coming into the side in South Yorkshire.

Goalkeeper Scott Davies was called into action with eight minutes played when Michael Smith’s deep cross from the right found Clark Robertson who saw his downward header easily gathered by the Rovers captain.

Up the other end on 18 minutes, Tranmere threatened through midfielder Kieron Morris after he received Connor Jennings’ neat pass, to cut inside on his left-foot from the right to force Millers stopper Daniel Iversen into a low save down to his left.

As the first half progressed on a sun-kissed afternoon, Rovers dealt with their hosts well, with Dan Barlaser’s free-kick from 25-yards blocked by the wall.

TRFC then had claims for a penalty waved away by referee Andy Haines in the closing five minutes of the opening period after Mullin played Morris in down the right, with his cross blocked and protests waved away.

Tranmere would survive a scare moments later, with Wiles’ effort inside the penalty area bouncing off the base of the post from Davies’ initial parry.

After the break, Rotherham substitute Chiedozie Ogbene galloped down the left before flashing the ball across goal, with Rovers’ full-back Liam Ridehalgh doing well to head behind for a corner.

Roared on by 982 of the SWA who had made the journey over the Pennines, Tranmere almost went ahead 12 minutes into the second half as Mullin found space on the right-side of the box and forced Iversen to tip his right-footed strike over the crossbar.

On the hour mark of an even contest, Paul Warne’s men were close at goal again but after connecting with Ogbene’s flighted cross from the left, he couldn’t keep his close-range volley down.

Rovers’ forward Jennings then spurned an inviting opportunity, using the outside of his boot to curl wide when well positioned after being fed by Mullin.

With 72 minutes gone, Rotherham were in front courtesy of Wiles, who pounced on a loose ball inside the six-yard box to steer right-footed past Davies into the top right corner after Matt Olosunde’s cross.

Tranmere were very close to levelling six minutes after conceding when Potter’s strike across goal took a deflection which missed the diving header of Payne.

From the resulting corner, Nelson met Morris’ left-sided set-piece though his header was fumbled by Iversen, with Payne’s goal-bound effort thwarted by Crooks.

And Tranmere's persistence was rewarded in stoppage time when forward Payne bundled in past Iversen to secure a deserved point.  

Tranmere return to Prenton Park next Saturday as they host Gillingham in Sky Bet League One, 3pm kick-off.

TRFC: Davies ©, Ridehalgh, Ray, Monthe, Nelson (Woods 89) Perkins, Potter, Morris, Jennings, Mullin (Hepburn-Murphy 74), Payne

Subs not used: Pilling, Ponticelli, Gilmour, Maddox, Walker-Rice

Attendance: 8,691 (982 away)

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Ticket News

Rotherham United ticket details

28 August 2019

We have now sold out of our initial allocation of 675 tickets for our away fixture at Rotherham United on Saturday 31st August.

Supporters will now be able to pay on the gate at The New York Stadium at an increased price.

Tickets will be available from the away ticket office from 1:30pm and it will be cash only.

Prices:

Adults: £25.00

Concessions: £15.00

Ambulant Disabled: £13.00

Juniors 13-17: £9.00

Under 12: £7.00

 

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