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Club legend hoping for strong SWA turn out on Saturday

12 April 2019

Tranmere Rovers legend Ray Mathias has urged the SWA to get behind Micky Mellon’s side as their promotion push in Sky Bet League Two heads towards an exciting finale.

Mathias played for TRFC from 1967-1985, making 638 appearances for the Club, and didn’t miss a game for five consecutive seasons.

And the 72-year-old hopes that the fans can play a big part in the final five games of the campaign, starting on Saturday when fifth-placed Rovers host promotion rivals MK Dons, who are four points ahead of TRFC in third position.

Mathias said: “Hopefully we can have a great turn out and it inspires the players. It is a big factor for them so let’s give them that lift!

“It is important on Saturday, come the game and watch the team and give them your support.

“It’s massive throughout the town and the Wirral really so it is a great thing for Tranmere Rovers Football Club.

“Hopefully the players can continue how they have been doing. They have proved that they can come back and get going again so let’s hope on Saturday against MK Dons, let’s get at them.

“I’ve heard it said so many times, just concentrate on the next game, that’s the main thing and if you can go out on Saturday, get this result and look forward, Forest Green is the next one on Good Friday but that is the future, you have got to concentrate on this one.

“It is one of them where you want to go out and win it, especially for your home fans”

Mathias is honoured that he is on mural depicting a painted image of him and fellow Tranmere icon Ian Muir which has been created on the side of a local house across the road from Prenton Park by Merseyside artist Paul Curtis.

The mural, painted on 36 Prenton Road West is at the bottom of Woodchurch Lane, in front of the stadium and the Johnny King statue.

He said: “It is an honour, not only for me but for my family. I’m delighted, it’s absolutely fantastic.

“Ben Harrison rang me and just said we want to do a mural on you and Ian Muir and I couldn’t say yes quickly enough and as you can see the end of it has been a fantastic situation.

“You can see how far the Club is progressing now, you’ve got the statue of Johnny King, you’ve got the gates, you’ve got the mural now which is a thing that fans can come before the game and have a look at if they want to and it is an absolute delight and I’m sure that they would be proud of Tranmere Rovers Football Club.”

Tickets are still available for the game against MK Dons. To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE and get behind the lads!


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