Setting the scene…
Tranmere Rovers return to Sky Bet League One action at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon when they welcome North West rivals Bolton Wanderers to the Wirral, 3pm kick-off.
Micky Mellon’s men will be aiming to earn their first win of the new season against the Trotters having suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Hull City in the Carabao Cup first-round on Tuesday night.
Phil Parkinson’s Greater Manchester side head into the fixture also searching for their opening victory.
Wanderers, who are currently in administration and on -11 points, were beaten 5-2 away at Rochdale in their Carabao Cup outing.
Boss Mellon will be without Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring) for the visit of Bolton.
Midfielder Jacob Maddox is in line to make his TRFC debut on Saturday after recently signing on a loan deal from Chelsea.
One to Watch
Romanian midfielder Dennis Politic came through the age groups at Bolton as he made his debut in their opening day defeat at Wycombe Wanderers.
Born in Brasov, Politic was in the youth ranks of SR Brasov before moving to England in August 2012, linking up with Manchester United’s academy and later switching to his current club.
Signing his first professional contract in 2018, Politic was loaned to Salford City last term, playing nine games in the National League.
The 19-year-old has featured twice for Bolton in Sky Bet League One this term.
Fancy coming down to Prenton Park to cheer Micky and the lads on as TRFC host North West rivals Bolton Wanderers?
Tickets for the SWA are on sale and start from the below prices:
Senior (65+): £12
Young Persons (18-22): £12
U12s accompanied: £2
Match Day tickets for Tranmere Rovers vs Bolton Wanderers can be purchased either in person in the Club Shop or online by CLICKING HERE.
In total, TRFC have won 10, drawn 10 and lost 16 against Bolton.
The last fixture between the two sides was a League Cup tie in August 2013, with Tranmere winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park.
TRFC Radio’s commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Adam Siddorn and Rob Edwards will guide you through all the action at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.
Supporters can sign up to the revamped iFollow Tranmere to listen to uninterrupted commentary of the match against Bolton Wanderers.
To sign up and to find out more details about iFollow Tranmere, 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.
Did you know?
Tranmere will play Bolton at league level for the first time since the 2000/2001 campaign when both clubs competed in the First Division.