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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town

3 October 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Shrewsbury Town to Prenton Park in Sky Bet League One, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s Rovers return to the Wirral after last weekend’s 4-1 defeat away at table-toppers Ipswich Town.

Tranmere are unbeaten in their last four home outings heading into Saturday’s visit of the Salop.

Sam Ricketts brings his side up from Shropshire, who sit 12th in the third-tier following a 3-0 home loss against Fleetwood Town.

Team News

David Perkins is out following a hamstring injury, while George Ray is doubtful with a groin issue.

Calum Woods and Morgan Ferrier remain out, likewise Jacob Maddox, Ishmael Miller, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Kane Wilson.

One to Watch

Forward Callum Lang is a loan recruit at Shrewsbury Town this term after linking up with the Salop from Wigan Athletic.

The Liverpudlian came through the youth system at his parent club Wigan, turning professional at the Latics in 2017.

Lang has spent much of his time away from the DW Stadium on loan as he continues his development.

In 2017/18, Lang was loaned to Morecambe, where he scored 10 goals in 30 games prior to netting 13 times in 42 appearances for Oldham Athletic last season.

The 21-year-old’s next temporary switch was to Shrewsbury, where he will spend the entirety of 2019/20.

Match Officials

Referee: Craig Hicks

Assistant Referees: Joe Simpson and Peter Gooch
Fourth Official: Billy Smallwood


Fancy coming down to Prenton Park to cheer Micky and the lads on as TRFC host the Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon?

Tickets for the SWA are on sale and start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

To purchase tickets for TRFC vs Shrewsbury Town and upcoming fixtures, CLICK HERE.

Past Meetings

Tranmere will play Shrewsbury Town for the first time since the 2014/15 season.

TRFC have a good record against the Salop, winning 21, drawing 10 and losing 10.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home Sky Bet League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town.

Your match day commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Prenton Park.

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!

To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

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

Twitter: @TranmereRovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

Did you know?

Rovers manager Mellon spent two-years in charge at Shrewsbury from 2014-2016. Whilst in the dugout at the New Meadow, the Scotsman led the club to promotion from Sky Bet League Two in 2014/15.

Mellon’s TRFC backroom team members, Mike Jackson, Andy Hodgen and Michael Vernon were a part of his staff in Shropshire. 

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Match Reports

Tranmere 0-1 Shrewsbury

5 October 2019

Ten-man Tranmere Rovers were narrowly beaten 1-0 at home by Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Callum Lang’s close-range strike midway through the first-half saw Shrewsbury earn all three-points on a wet Wirral afternoon at Prenton Park, with Rovers also having Connor Jennings sent off.

Manager Micky Mellon, who celebrated three-years in charge of Tranmere this week, making one change to the side that lost away at table-toppers Ipswich Town, as Jennings returned.

Rovers started brightly and went close within the opening six minutes when Ollie Banks’ corner from the right was curled into Liam Ridehalgh’s path, but his header was deflected wide.

Up the other end, Sam Ricketts’ visitors from Shropshire threatened after a quarter of an hour, with Ryan Giles’ swung in a deep cross towards Lang, who couldn’t hit the target from eight-yards.

TRFC captain Scott Davies was forced into a good low stop down to his right following Ollie Norburn’s drive before thwarting Lang’s follow-up.

Shrewsbury led with 20 minutes on the clock after Aaron Pierre drove across goal from the left having held up a diagonal free-kick, with Lang lurking unmarked at the back post to tap in left-footed past Davies.

In response, Tranmere almost levelled three minutes later after forward Stefan Payne turned his marker well on the edge of the penalty area to curl an effort which was well tipped behind by Salop goalkeeper Max O’Leary.

Late openings fell for Rovers, with Neil Danns striking low which zipped off the wet turf into O’Leary’s grasp after Jennings’ neat pull-back down the right.

Tranmere were down to 10-men in added time prior to the break, as Hicks dismissed Jennings for a foul on Daniel Udoh.

Attacking the Argyle Satellite Taxis Kop after the restart, Rovers pushed to level, as Jake Caprice’s flighted cross from the right was met by Payne’s diving header, which crept narrowly wide from inside the box.

Pierre, who set up the opener, could have scored himself with 25 minutes left, bringing down Sean Goss’ right0-sided corner to shoot from the left-side of the area, with a combination of Banks and Ridehalgh valiantly clearing the ball off the line.

Buoyed by his goal, Lang tried his luck from around 30-yards after finding himself in space, striking right-footed which just went over Davies’ top right-corner.

Davies then beat away Omar Beckles’ powerful volley, prior to former Tranmere man Norburn smashing the base of the right-hand post following a cross from the right.

In the closing five minutes on the Wirral, Rovers engineered a shot at goal when substitute Corey Blackett-Taylor fed Danns 20-yards out, but the midfielder could only send his placed attempt straight at O’Leary.

Caprice hit a free-kick over the crossbar from 30-yards while Danns was denied superbly by O’Leary in stoppage time, but TRFC could not find an elusive equaliser.

Next up for Rovers is a Trophy Group stage tie against Aston Villa U21s at Prenton Park on Tuesday night, 7:45pm kick-off.

TRFC: Davies ©, Caprice, Monthe, Ridehalgh, Morris (Hepburn-Murphy 81), Potter (Gilmour 60), Banks (Blackett-Taylor 76), Danns, Jennings, Mullin, Payne

Subs not used: Pilling, Ponticelli, Walker-Rice, Borthwick-Jackson

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Ticket News

Pack The Park against Shrewsbury!

1 October 2019

Tranmere Rovers welcome Shrewsbury Town to Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon for a 3pm kick-off, and we want the SWA to Pack the Park for the visit of the Salop!

Affordable, live football is back on the Wirral this weekend as Rovers go in search of a second straight home victory in front of the SWA after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Burton Albion.

The SWA played an important role as they backed Micky Mellon and the lads all the way to three-points against the Brewers.

Tranmere are unbeaten in their last four outings at home as they look to continue an impressive record.

And now we are calling on Rovers’ supporters to make Prenton Park into a fortress for the visit of Sam Ricketts’ side.

Tickets for the SWA are on sale and start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

To purchase tickets for TRFC vs Shrewsbury Town and upcoming fixtures, CLICK HERE.

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