Setting the scene…
Tranmere Rovers are back at Prenton Park on Tuesday night as they host Hull City in the Carabao Cup first-round, kick-off 7:45pm.
Micky Mellon’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Portsmouth in front of over 18,000 at Fratton Park on Saturday as strikes from Ben Close and Tom Naylor either side of the break winning it for Pompey.
Grant McCann’s Hull arrive on the Wirral having picked up their first three points in the Sky Bet Championship at the weekend, beating Reading 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium.
Mellon will be without Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring), who will all miss TRFC’s cup clash at home to Hull City on Tuesday night.
One to Watch
Forward Jarrod Bowen signed for Hull City in July 2014 from Hereford United and has since gone onto lead the line for the Tigers.
Born in Leominster, Herefordshire, Bowen began his career in the youth system at Hereford United, turning professional to make eight appearances for the Bulls.
Bowen moved to Hull, then a Premier League club, in the summer of 2014, enjoying his breakthrough campaign in 2017/18 where he scored 14 goals in 42 games.
Last term, the 22-year-old was the East Yorkshire outfit’s top scorer, netting 22 times as he featured in all 46 Sky Bet Championship outings.
The Club will operate two separate pricing structures for the fixture versus the Tigers – in advance and online booking and on the day.
On the day, there will be a £3.00 price increase on adult, senior (65+), young persons and disabled tickets.
Ticket prices can be found below:
In advance / online:
Seniors (65+), Young Persons (18-22), Disabled £10
On the day:
Seniors, Young Persons, Disabled £13
Tranmere’s record against the East Yorkshire club stands at won 10, drawn four and lost 21.
The last meeting between the two sides saw Hull come out on top, beating Rovers 2-1 in a League Cup fixture in October 2006.
TRFC Radio’s commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Adam Siddorn and Rob Edwards will guide you through all the action at Prenton Park on Tuesday
Supporters can sign up to the revamped iFollow Tranmere to listen to uninterrupted commentary of the match against Hull.
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?
TRFC and Hull have shared a number of links throughout the years.
Birkenhead-born Nigel Adkins, who spent three years in goal for Rovers, was Hull boss for two seasons until his departure in June.
Defender Matthew Pennington, a recent signing for the Tigers, played 17 times on loan for Tranmere in 2014.
Ryan Taylor and Kevin Ellison are two former Rovers men who also turned out for Hull.