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Match Preview: Blackpool

28 December 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers host Blackpool on Sunday at Prenton Park for their final fixture of 2019, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon welcomes one of his former clubs to the Wirral, as his men aim to return to winning ways following the Boxing Day defeat away at Burton Albion.

Simon Grayson’s play-off chasing Seasiders will also be looking to end the year with three points after Thursday’s home loss to Accrington Stanley at Bloomfield Road.

Team news

Forward Corey Blackett-Taylor will be available for selection after serving his two-match suspension.

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

Kane Wilson and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are both doubtful for the visit of Blackpool.

One to watch

Forward Armand Gnanduillet leads Blackpool’s goal scoring charts after a prolific opening four months of the season for the Tangerines.

The Frenchman helped Blackpool clinch promotion from the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs in May 2017.

He started his career with Le Harve and Poissy before signing for Chesterfield in January 2013.

Gnanduillet made 82 appearances for the Spireites either side of loans at Tranmere, Oxford United and Stevenage before moving permanently to Leyton Orient prior to switching to Blackpool in 2016.

The 27-year-old is in his second stint at the club, after a spell with Baroka in South Africa.

He has scored 13 times for Blackpool this term as the Fylde Coast outfit push for the top six.

Match Officials

Referee: Tom Nield

Assistant referees: Steven Rushton and Anthony Moore

Fourth Official: Dean Watson

Tickets

Come down and back Micky and the lads as we welcome Blackpool to Prenton Park on Sunday.

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 Sunday and upcoming games, please CLICK HERE

Past Meetings

Rovers have a good record against Blackpool, winning 20, drawing six and losing 10 since their first meeting on Boxing Day 1978.

The last time the two teams met competitively came in the 2006/07 season.

Match Coverage

UK iFollow subscribers can watch Tranmere’s home game against Blackpool through a match pass, which costs just £10.

The match at Prenton Park will be available both in the UK and abroad, and it is the perfect alternative if you can’t make it in person.

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

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.

To sign-up for a match pass or an audio match pass, 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 midfielder Neil Danns won promotion with Blackpool in 2017 during his loan spell at the club from Bury. 


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