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Match Previews

Match Preview: Burton Albion

24 December 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Burton Albion

24 December 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers hit the road for a Boxing Day trip to Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.

Micky Mellon’s men will be looking for a second win on the spin, and a league double over the Brewers, following Saturday’s 1-0 home victory against AFC Wimbledon at Prenton Park.

Burton also head into the Festive fixture buoyed by three points of their own, as Nigel Clough’s side defeated Rochdale 3-1 in front of their own supporters at the Pirelli Stadium.

Team news

Corey Blackett-Taylor remains suspended for the second game after his red card at Lincoln City.

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 doubts for the visit to Staffordshire.

One to watch

Forward Liam Boyce signed for Burton Albion from Scottish outfit Ross County in June 2017 for a club record-fee.

The Belfast-born player began his career at Cliftonville in 2008 before he switched to German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in 2010.

He returned to Cliftonville in January 2012 to score 51 goals in 85 appearances prior to a switch to Scotland and Ross County in June 2014.

Boyce was prolific for the Staggies and was the Scottish Premiership’s top scorer in 2016/17 with 23 goals.

The 28-year-old Northern Ireland international linked up with Burton two-years ago and has scored ten times this season.

Match officials

Referee: Ollie Yates

Matthew Smith and Richard Bartlett

Fourth Official : Oliver Bickle


The SWA have been given an allocation of 1,370 and will be located on the East terrace of the ground, where 1,000 tickets are available, with a further 350 tickets in the seated area along with 10 wheelchair and carer tickets (20 in total).

Tickets may be allocated on the day of the game, depending on pre-sales.

All prices on the day of the match increase by £2

Admission details are as follows: 


Adults: £22

Young Person 17-22: £20

Over 65: £20

U17: £12

Standing Terrace: 

Adults: £18

Over 65: £16

Young Person 17-22: £13

U17: £5

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant age category, while any wheelchair users pay the terrace price. 

Tickets can be bought in store or online by clicking here

Coach Travel will also be available for this fixture with the coach departing Prenton Park at 10:30am

Past Meetings

The Boxing Day meeting will only be the fourth time that the teams have played each other, with Burton winning two, and Rovers claiming three points back in September.

Match Coverage

UK iFollow subscribers can watch Tranmere’s away game at Burton through a match pass, which costs just £10.

The match at the Pirelli Stadium 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 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?

Should they triumph at the Pirelli Stadium will see Tranmere complete a Sky Bet League One double for the first time this campaign. 

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