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Preview: Ipswich Town

26 September 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers travel to Portman Road for the first time since 1999 when they visit leaders Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men head to Suffolk in buoyant mood after two goals in stoppage-time earned a dramatic 2-1 home victory over Burton Albion at Prenton Park last weekend.

Ollie Banks’ free-kick pulled Rovers level in the 91st minute before Stefan Payne bundled in Neil Danns flick on from on the line, after Rovers had trailed through Lucas Akins’ penalty 24 minutes from time, to secure a second win of the campaign.

Paul Lambert’s Tractor Boys moved to the summit of the third-tier with a 1-0 triumph on their travels at Gillingham, which saw them overtake Coventry City in the standings.

Team News

Manager Mellon confirmed in his pre-match press conference David Perkins will miss the game with a hamstring injury but they are waiting to see how George Ray is.

Jake Caprice is closing in on a return after completing an hour for the reserves against Blackpool. Corey Blackett Taylor has a groin problem with no confirmation yet to say whether he will be available. Calum Woods and Morgan Ferrier remain out, likewise Jacob Maddox, Ishmael Miller, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Kane Wilson. 

One to Watch

Forward James Norwood leads the way in Ipswich’s goal-scoring charts with five goals since his arrival at Portman Road in June.

The 29-year-old Eastbourne-native signed for Town after four successful years at Tranmere, where he played a key role in helping Rovers clinch back-to-back promotions.

Norwood began his senior career in Non-League with local team Eastbourne Town before he moved to Exeter City in 2009.

He was loaned to Sutton Town and Forest Green Rovers, making the permanent switch to the latter in 2011.

Whilst on the books of Forest Green, Norwood scored 48 times in 161 outings which convinced Tranmere to snap him up in 2015.

Norwood continued to impress on the Wirral, hitting 20 strikes in the 2017/18 term as Rovers returned to the EFL.

And last season, Norwood’s 32 goals in all competitions helped Tranmere Rovers to a second successive Play-Off Final win.

Norwood ended his Tranmere spell with 82 goals in 165 appearances in the Vanarama National League and Sky Bet League Two.

Tickets

The SWA have been allocated 908 tickets for this match with 844 standard match tickets (In Blocks V1 and V2), 48 ambulant disabled match tickets (In Block S) and 16 wheelchair/carer tickets (Block DA- This is mixed with home and away fans.

Prices for tickets are as follows: 

Blocks V1 and V2

Adults: £27

Senior: £20

U23: £14

U19: £7

Block S (Ambulant Disabled- Lower Tier)

Adult: £23

Senior 65+: £17

U23: £13

U19: £6

Carer: Free

Block DA (Wheelchair Bays)

Adult: £23

Senior 65+: £16

U23: £13

U19: £6

Carer: Free

Car parking spaces (x5) are available for visiting disabled supporters, these can be purchased by contacting Ipswich's Disabled Liaison Officer on the telephone number: 01473 400 556. 

Postage tickets will go off sale on 12pm on 24th September and all tickets will go off sale at 12pm on the 27th September. 

Coach travel is also available with the coach leaving Prenton Park at 7am. Both match tickets and coach travel can be bought in store or online here

Past Meetings

In total, TRFC have won six, drawn three and lost seven against Ipswich.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ Sky Bet League One fixture away at Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon.

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

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?

Tranmere Rovers did the double over Ipswich Town during the 1996/97 First Division, with John Aldridge’s side winning 2-0 at Portman Road in October and 3-0 at Prenton Park a month later. 

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Match Reports

Report: Ipswich 4-1 Tranmere

28 September 2019

A first half goal from striker Stefan Payne wasn’t enough for Tranmere Rovers as they lost 4-1 away at League One leaders Ipswich Town

Goals from Luke Garbutt, Kayden Jackson, Jon Nolan and Kane Vincent-Young sealed the win for the hosts, who were playing Championship football last season.

Boss Micky Mellon welcomed Jake Caprice into the starting line up for the first time this season after a spell on the sidelines following a pre-season friendly against Walsall.

Neil Danns replaced the injured David Perkins to make his first start for the Club following his arrival late last week.

Tranmere started well against the Tractor Boys, who fielded a squad blessed with experience of playing at a higher or international level.

Playing the 3-5-2 formation, Caprice was seeing a lot of space on the right, and Danns was looking a calm influencer in the middle of the park alongside Ollie Banks and Darren Potter.

Tranmere had the ball in the net just before the 20 minute mark, through Danns after a corner kick but there was a blatant hand ball in the lead up.

The visitors were confident in possession and continued to frustrate the league leaders and started to take shots on goal.

Danns was putting his stamp on the game and a positive drive forward through the middle opened up space on the edge of the box for a shot, which whistled over the cross bar.

A tough one for Rovers to take in the 35th minute as Garbutt curled an unstoppable free-kick from 25-yards out.

However, Rovers responded emphatically as Payne scored for the second successive game, prodding home Caprice’s low cross to send the travelling support wild.

The second half began and within three minutes, Jackson restored Ipswich’s lead, as he reacted quickest to a loose ball inside the Tranmere penalty area after a long range free-kick.

Tranmere fell a further goal behind in the 63rd minute when Nolan headed home which led to two Rovers changes, Connor Jennings and Corey Blackett-Taylor coming on for Paul Mullin and Keiron Morris with 21 minutes to play.

A wonder goal made it four for the hosts, as Kane Vincent-Young weaved his way past the TRFC defence to hammer the ball past Davies.

Davies made a great save with 12 minutes to go to deny James Norwood, with the striker going through one on one.

Attention now turns to next weekend’s home clash against Shrewsbury Town for Tranmere Rovers, 3pm kick-off on Saturday 5th October at Prenton Park.

Davies, Ridehalgh, Monthe, Nelson, Caprice, Potter (Hepburn-Murphy 82), Danns, Banks, Morris (Jennings 74), Payne, Mullin (Blackett-Taylor 74). Unused subs: Pilling, Ponticelli, Gilmour, Walker-Rice.

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Ticket News

Ipswich Town ticket details

16 September 2019

Match tickets for our away fixture at Ipswich Town on Saturday 28th September are now on sale.

We have been allocated 908 tickets for this match with 844 standard match tickets (In Blocks V1 and V2), 48 ambulant disabled match tickets (In Block S) and 16 wheelchair/carer tickets (Block DA- This is mixed with home and away fans.

Prices for tickets are as follows: 

Blocks V1 and V2

Adults: £27

Senior: £20

U23: £14

U19: £7

Block S (Ambulant Disabled- Lower Tier)

Adult: £23

Senior 65+: £17

U23: £13

U19: £6

Carer: Free

Block DA (Wheelchair Bays)

​Adult: £23

Senior 65+: £16

U23: £13

U19: £6

Carer: Free

Car parking spaces (x5) are available for visiting disabled supporters, these can be purchased by contacting Ipswich's Disabled Liasion Offier on the telephone number: 01473 400 556. 

Postage tickets will go off sale on 12pm on 24th September and all tickets will go off sale at 12pm on the 27th September. 

Coach travel is also available with the coach leaving Prenton Park at 7am. Both match tickets and coach travel can be bought in store or online here

 

 

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