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Preview: MK Dons

11 April 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers return to Prenton Park on Saturday for a Sky Bet League Two promotion six-pointer as they host MK Dons, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s side remain in contention for a top three finish with five games of the season to play.

Following the goalless draw away at Newport County, TRFC are fifth in the fourth-tier, four points away from Saturday’s opponents, who occupy third position and the final automatic promotion place.

Paul Tisdale’s Dons visit the Wirral looking to get back to winning ways after a 2-0 home defeat to leaders Lincoln City last weekend.

Team news

Luke McCullough and Ishmael Miller remain on the sidelines for TRFC. Otherwise, Mellon has no new injury concerns heading into this weekend's match. 

The Dons’ season so far

As the campaign enters its final month, Tisdale’s men are well on course to secure an immediate return to Sky Bet League One after relegation last May.

Tisdale was appointed as the permanent successor to Dan Micciche at the Buckinghamshire club in June 2018.

And the former Exeter boss has guided the Dons to third in the table having collected 72 points from their 41 fixtures played so far – winning 21, drawing nine and losing 11.

Should they win today, MK Dons could climb above Mansfield Town and up to second if results go their way.

One to Watch

Forward Kieran Agard currently leads the way at the top of MK Dons’ goalscoring charts.

Agard started out with Everton, making three first-team appearances for the Toffees.

He left Goodison Park permanently in 2011, spending a year playing at Yeovil Town.

The Londoner then moved on to Rotherham United in 2012, where he turned out 78 times as the Millers won back-to-back promotions from League Two to the Championship.

Agard was on the books at Bristol City for two seasons before making the transfer to Buckinghamshire in 2016.

This term, the 29-year-old has scored 20 goals for the Dons in all competitions as they aim for a return to the third-tier at the first attempt.

Tickets

Fancy heading down to Prenton Park this Saturday afternoon to watch some affordable football and cheer on Micky’s lads as TRFC welcome MK Dons to the Wirral?

Match tickets for our home game against the Dons are still available to purchase either in person at the Prenton Park ticket office or online by CLICKING HERE

Tickets start from as little as just £2 for U12s and adults from £18 with family tickets available to save money. It is £2 cheaper to buy online, which we encourage all supporters to do.

TRFC’s online ticket store is also the perfect place to purchase tickets for upcoming Sky Bet League Two games, both home and away, and away coach travel.

So let's Pack the Park and get behind the team!

Match Officials

Referee: John Brooks

Assistants: Philip Dermott and James Wilson

Fourth Official: Amy Fearn

Match Coverage

Can’t make it to Rovers’ home game against MK Dons on Saturday afternoon? Don’t worry as you can keep up with goings on at Prenton Park.

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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