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Match Preview: Lincoln City

13 December 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Lincoln City

13 December 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers head to Sincil Bank on Saturday afternoon for a Sky Bet League One fixture away at Lincoln City, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon’s men visit Lincolnshire this weekend following on from last weekend’s 1-1 draw at home to Accrington Stanley in front of the Prenton Park crowd.

Standing in their way are an Imps side who were promoted alongside Tranmere last term.

Michael Appleton’s squad are four points and four places above Rovers in the third-tier following a 2-0 win at Burton Albion.

Three points for Tranmere on Saturday could move them up to 18th if results go their way.

Team news

Captain Scott Davies will miss the Lincoln clash after he sustained a calf injury against Accrington.

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

Morgan Ferrier is also a doubt, while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is back at Manchester United to receive treatment on a hip injury.

One to Watch

Forward Tyler Walker is Lincoln’s top scorer this season, with seven goals to his name so far.

Walker is currently on loan at Sincil Bank for the 2019/20 campaign from Sky Bet Championship club Nottingham Forest.

The 23-year-old came through Forest’s youth system, and he has made 33 league appearances for the Tricky Trees since his debut in 2015.

Walker has since been loaned out from the City Ground, spending temporary spells at Burton Albion, Stevenage, Port Vale, Bolton Wanderers and Mansfield Town.

Walker linked up with Lincoln in August this year, ahead of the new campaign.

Match Officials

Referee: Carl Boyeson

David Avent and Andrew Dallison
Fourth Official: Hristo Karaivanov


The SWA have been allocated 797 reserved seating tickets for the 3pm kick-off at Sincil Bank, with the SWA located in the Stacey West Stand in the south section of the ground, behind the goal.

In this allocation, Tranmere have been given four wheelchair and carer tickets.

If Tranmere request additional allocation, Lincoln City would deem this fixture 'All Ticket' for visiting supporters therefore no sales on the day will be available.

Tickets will be sold in block order. Should a further allocation be sent this will include restricted view seats, these will be sold last, however no discounts apply to these tickets. 

Admission details are as follows: 

Adult: £26

Concession 60+: £21

Young Person 18-21: £21

Disabled: £21

Junior (Under 18): £11

Official Club coach travel will depart Prenton Park at 10am. The price structure is as follows:

Adult - £27

Adult Member - £25

Concession - £26

Concession Member - £24

Match and travel tickets will be available to buy by clicking here

Past Meetings

Tranmere Rovers’ record against the Imps stands at 26 victories, 20 draws and 25 defeats ever since the first meeting in 1922.

Match Coverage

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Sincil Bank.

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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?

Micky Mellon’s TRFC were unbeaten against Lincoln last season, earning three points under the Prenton Park floodlights in a 1-0 win last October before a goalless draw at Sincil Bank on Easter Monday.

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