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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town

3 October 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Shrewsbury Town to Prenton Park in Sky Bet League One, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s Rovers return to the Wirral after last weekend’s 4-1 defeat away at table-toppers Ipswich Town.

Tranmere are unbeaten in their last four home outings heading into Saturday’s visit of the Salop.

Sam Ricketts brings his side up from Shropshire, who sit 12th in the third-tier following a 3-0 home loss against Fleetwood Town.

Team News

David Perkins is out following a hamstring injury, while George Ray is doubtful with a groin issue.

Calum Woods and Morgan Ferrier remain out, likewise Jacob Maddox, Ishmael Miller, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Kane Wilson.

One to Watch

Forward Callum Lang is a loan recruit at Shrewsbury Town this term after linking up with the Salop from Wigan Athletic.

The Liverpudlian came through the youth system at his parent club Wigan, turning professional at the Latics in 2017.

Lang has spent much of his time away from the DW Stadium on loan as he continues his development.

In 2017/18, Lang was loaned to Morecambe, where he scored 10 goals in 30 games prior to netting 13 times in 42 appearances for Oldham Athletic last season.

The 21-year-old’s next temporary switch was to Shrewsbury, where he will spend the entirety of 2019/20.

Match Officials

Referee: Craig Hicks

Assistant Referees: Joe Simpson and Peter Gooch
Fourth Official: Billy Smallwood

Tickets

Fancy coming down to Prenton Park to cheer Micky and the lads on as TRFC host the Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon?

Tickets for the SWA are on sale and start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

To purchase tickets for TRFC vs Shrewsbury Town and upcoming fixtures, CLICK HERE.

Past Meetings

Tranmere will play Shrewsbury Town for the first time since the 2014/15 season.

TRFC have a good record against the Salop, winning 21, drawing 10 and losing 10.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home Sky Bet League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town.


Your match day commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Prenton Park.


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 manager Mellon spent two-years in charge at Shrewsbury from 2014-2016. Whilst in the dugout at the New Meadow, the Scotsman led the club to promotion from Sky Bet League Two in 2014/15.

Mellon’s TRFC backroom team members, Mike Jackson, Andy Hodgen and Michael Vernon were a part of his staff in Shropshire. 


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