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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers

19 August 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Bristol Rovers

19 August 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will be aiming for a second successive win in Sky Bet League One when they travel to the Memorial Stadium for an away fixture at Bristol Rovers, kick-off 7:45pm.

Micky Mellon’s men secured their first victory of the campaign as they beat North West rivals Bolton Wanderers 5-0 in front of the SWA at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon which moves them up to 13th position.

Morgan Ferrier’s double as well as goals from Ollie Banks, Connor Jennings and Stefan Payne saw Rovers claim three-points in emphatic fashion.

Awaiting Tranmere are Graham Coughlan’s Pirates, who are still searching for their opening triumph after losing 2-0 on their travels to Coventry City at St Andrew’s.

Team News:

Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring) are all out of action for Rovers trip to the South West.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has served his three-match suspension and will be available for selection while Bristolian Jacob Maddox could make his TRFC debut.

One to Watch

Forward Jonson Clarke-Harris has become one of Bristol Rovers’ key players since his move to the Memorial Stadium back in January.

Leicester-born Clarke-Harris started out his career at Coventry City, turning professional with the Sky Blues in 2010.

He signed for Peterborough United in 2012 before spending time on the books of Southend United, Bury and Oldham Athletic before switching to Rotherham United in 2014.

Clarke-Harris made 71 appearances across four years in South Yorkshire but spent three separate loan stays away from the Millers at MK Dons, Doncaster Rovers and Coventry.

The 25-year-old returned to his first club permanently when he re-signed for Coventry for the 2018/19 season having helped them to promotion from the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs.

Clarke-Harris penned a move to Bristol Rovers and scored 11 times in 18 games to keep them in the third-tier last term.


The SWA have been allocated 400 tickets along with three wheelchair bays for the midweek game at the Memorial Stadium.

Rovers supporters have been given 200 tickets on the open terrace, the Poplar Insulation Stand (East), as well as 200 seated tickets in the Brunel Group Stand (South).

A further 91 seated tickets are available on the day along with an additional 650 tickets in the terrace area.

Ticket Prices are as follows: 

Seating Area: 

Adults: £23

65+/16-21: £19


U11: £5

Uncovered Terrace Area: 

Adults: £19

65+/16-21: £15

U16: £10

U11: £5


Disabled Supporters: 

Adults: £12

65+/16-21: £10

U16: £7

Carer: FREE

Postage tickets will go off sale on Thursday 15th August at 12pm

All tickets will go off sale at 5pm on Monday 19th August at 5pm.


Official Club coach travel is also available for this fixture and will depart Prenton Park at 1:30pm.

You can book your tickets and travel in store and online here

Match Officials

Referee: Gavin Ward

Assistants: Nick Greenhalgh and Graham Kane

Fourth Official: Samuel Allison

Past Meetings:

In total, Tranmere have won 10, drawn six and lost 15 of their fixtures against Bristol Rovers.

The last match between the two sides saw TRFC progress in the FA Cup after a first-round victory in November 2014 with Max Power’s penalty securing progression at Prenton Park.

Match Coverage

UK based supporters can watch the game LIVE on iFollow for just £10!

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.

Twitter: @TranmereRovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

Did you know?

Bristol-born Steve Yates, who made 113 league appearances for Tranmere between 1999-2002, began his career with Tuesday’s opponents where featured on 197 occasions and is now back at the Memorial Stadium combining the roles of defensive coach and kitman. 

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