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Match Preview: AFC Wimbledon

20 December 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers host AFC Wimbledon in their penultimate home fixture of 2019 at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon’s men will be aiming to return to winning ways against the Dons following on from a narrow defeat away to Lincoln City.

Standing in their way are Glyn Hodges’ side, who beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 at Kingsmeadow last time out.

Team news

Corey Blackett-Taylor is suspended for the visit of AFC Wimbledon after being sent off against Lincoln.

Captain Scott Davies, Mark Ellis, Evan Gumbs, Ishmael Miller, Harvey Gilmour, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Ollie Banks all remain out.

Morgan Ferrier is available after a calf injury.

One to watch

Finland U21 international Marcus Forss has impressed during his loan stay at AFC Wimbledon from Sky Bet Championship outfit Brentford.

Forss has been on target regularly for the Dons this term, leading the club’s goal scoring charts in the process with ten goals to his name so far.

Forss was in the academy system at West Bromwich Albion before moving onto Brentford, turning professional with the Bees in 2018.

He has made eight league appearances in the second-tier for his parent side, prior to his temporary switch to Kingsmeadow in the summer.

And the 20-year-old has become a key member of AFC Wimbledon's squad this term.

Match Officials

Referee: Scott Oldham

Alix Pashley and Wade Smith

Fourth Official: Edward Duckworth

Tickets

Come down and back Micky and the lads as we welcome AFC Wimbledon to the Wirral.

Tickets start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

To purchase your match tickets for Saturday and upcoming games, please CLICK HERE

Past Meetings

Rovers have only met twice before with AFC Wimbledon, as both games came in 2014/15.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home clash with AFC Wimbledon 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?

The two teams play each other at third-tier level for the first time this weekend.


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