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Match Previews

Match Preview: Accrington Stanley

6 December 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Accrington Stanley

6 December 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers host Accrington Stanley at Prenton Park in their third consecutive home fixture on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon’s men welcome John Coleman’s Stanley to the Wirral in Sky Bet League One.

Rovers will be aiming for a third straight win in all competitions after beating Manchester United U21s 3-2 in the Trophy on Wednesday night following on from a 5-1 victory over Chichester City in the Emirates FA Cup last Sunday.

Meanwhile, Accrington head into the game after putting seven past Bolton Wanderers in a 7-1 triumph at the Wham Stadium last time out.

Tranmere could move up to 16th should they earn three points and if results go their way this weekend.

Team news

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is doubtful after being stretchered off on Wednesday with a leg injury, which is less serious than first feared.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has returned to parent club Manchester United for treatment on a hip injury.

Mark Ellis, Evan Gumbs, Ishmael Miller, Harvey Gilmour and Ollie Banks all remain injured. 

One to Watch

Nottingham-born forward Colby Bishop leads Accrington Stanley’s goal scoring charts so far this season, with nine to his name.

The 23-year-old signed for the East Lancashire outfit back in July and has since gone onto impress in his first few months at the Wham Stadium.

Bishop started out at hometown club Notts County, turning professional at Meadow Lane prior to dropping down to Non-League level where he turned out for Gloucester City, Worcester City, Boston United and Leamington.

Signing for Accrington in an undisclosed fee in the summer, Bishop will be one to watch out for on Saturday.

Match Officials

Referee: Tony Harrington

Assistant referees: Timothy Wood and Mark Dwyer

Fourth Official: James Wilson


We want the SWA to Pack the Park as we host Accrington, so get down and support Micky and the lads this Saturday.

Tickets start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

To buy tickets for TRFC vs Accrington and upcoming matches, please CLICK HERE.

Past Meetings

From their eight matches where they have come up against Stanley to date, Rovers have won five, drawn one and lost two of their competitive games.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home clash with Accrington Stanley through an iFollow audio match pass on Saturday.

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Prenton Park alongside Club legend Dave Higgins.

iFollow Tranmere is the only place you can listen to devoted TRFC coverage and if you sign-up, you can watch exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews and match highlights.

An audio match pass on iFollow costs just £2.50! 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


Did you know?

Rovers first played Accrington back in September 2008, a fixture which TRFC won 1-0 at Prenton Park in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

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