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Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers

23 October 2018

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will hit the road again on Tuesday night for an away Sky Bet League Two game at Forest Green Rovers.

Rovers head into the contest in the West Country unbeaten in five outings.

Micky Mellon’s side are one of in in-form teams in the fourth-tier, unbeaten in five matches, winning three of those fixtures.

And following Saturday’s hard-fought goalless draw at Yeovil Town, Tranmere are sixth, three points off the automatic promotion places.

Forest Green also come into the encounter following a point at the weekend, with Joseph Mills’ second-half header earning a 1-1 draw at home to Cheltenham Town in a Gloucestershire derby.

The result sees the Green Devils a point and two places outside the Play-Off positions.

The Green Devils’ season so far

Settling into their second season in the EFL, Mark Cooper’s men have enjoyed a positive opening to the campaign.

Despite losing striker Christian Doidge following the Welshman’s switch to Championship side Bolton Wanderers in August, Forest Green haven’t missed their Welsh forward.

From their 14 outings so far, the Nailsworth side have picked up 21 points and sit in ninth.

Unbeaten at The New Lawn in League Two during the first two months of the season, three of Forest Green’s four wins have come away from home.

One to watch

Reuben Reid leads the way for Forest Green this season, with five goals to his name.

Born in Bristol, the striker began his career at Plymouth Argyle, coming through the youth ranks at Home Park, spending time on loan with Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale, Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers and Brentford.

He left Plymouth permanently, joining Rotherham United, spending a season in South Yorkshire before moving to West Bromwich Albion.

His two years at The Hawthorns saw him loaned out to Peterborough United and Walsall, prior to Oldham Athletic securing his services in January 2011.

Reid moved back to the South West with Yeovil Town in 2012, enjoying two loans back at Plymouth in that time.

In July 2014, Reid re-signed for Plymouth permanently, netting 25 goals from 70 appearances in two seasons with the Pilgrims.

Moving across Devon, Reid signed for Exeter City in summer 2016, scoring 20 goals in 57 games before his move to Forest Green in January.

The referee

Antony Coggins will take charge of Tranmere’s fixture down at Forest Green on Tuesday.

He is yet to officiate a Tranmere match this season, having refereed 13 fixtures across the EFL in 2018/19, brandishing 59 yellow cards and three red ones.

Abbas Khan and Paul Hobday will run the line while Christopher Husband is the fourth official.

Ticket and travel

Ticket and travel details for TRFC’s trip to Nailsworth have now been confirmed.

You can buy them in store or online here

We have been allocated 754 advanced tickets, broken down as follows:

West Stand- Covered Standing- 180

West Stand- Uncovered Standing- 500

West Stand- Covered Seating- 70

East Stand- 2 Pair of Wheelchair bay tickets

Full details and price breakdown: https://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/2018/october/forest-green-rovers-ticket-details/

Coach travel is also available, departing Prenton Park at 1:45pm.

Prices as followed:

Adult: £27

Adult (Member) £25

Concession: £26

Concession (Member) £24

Match coverage:

If you aren’t making the long trip down to Gloucestershire on Tuesday night, then here’s how you can keep in touch with TRFC.

You can now sign up to Tranmere Rovers’ iFollow, which allows access to extended highlights and interviews with manager Micky Mellon and a player, after the game.

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

 


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