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Match Preview: Sunderland

21 October 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Sunderland

21 October 2019

Setting the scene…

A trip to the Stadium of Light awaits Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night when they visit Sunderland in Sky Bet League One, 7:45pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men head to the North East sitting in 19th in the third-tier, following on from Friday’s night’s 1-1 home draw with Southend United at Prenton Park.

Sunderland slipped to a 1-0 defeat away at promotion-hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, in Phil Parkinson’s first game as the Black Cats’ boss.

From their 12 league outings, Sunderland are 10th in the division on 21 points having lost their last two.

Team News

Corey Blackett-Taylor will be assessed ahead of the game in the North East after being forced off against Southend.

Harvey Gilmour, Calum Woods, Mark Ellis, Evan Gumbs are all absentees, as are Ollie Banks, Ishmael Miller and Morgan Ferrier.

Midfielder Darren Potter is a doubt for the clash in the North East after missing out on Friday.

Match Officials

Referee: Carl Boyeson

Assistant Referees: David Avent and Kevin Mulraine

Fourth Official: Paul Brown


The SWA can pay on the night at the Stadium of Light, with Sunderland offering cash turnstiles to TRFC supporters heading to Wearside.

Anyone wishing to pay via card or those who require concession tickets can do so in the Ticket Office.

Prices for this fixture will be as follows: 

Adults: £18

Senior 65+: £15

U22: £10

U16: £7

Wheelchair/Ambulant Supporter: £18 (Or appropriate age category)

Carer: FREE

Coach travel is also available for this fixture with the coach departing at 1:30pm from Prenton Park.

Past Meetings

Tranmere have a good record against Sunderland, winning nine, drawing two and losing six of the meetings between the two sides.

Match Coverage

UK-based and international subscribers can watch the action unfold from the comfort of their own home with a Match Pass for just £10 as Rovers take on Sunderland!

TRFC’s iFollow commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will bring you uninterrupted commentary from the Stadium of Light.

iFollow is the official streaming service of Tranmere Rovers Football Club, allowing the SWA to see live streaming of matches, audio match commentary and behind the scenes content while you can get closer to the Club by watching on any device and in any location around the globe.

Seventy per-cent of revenues from iFollow will go back into Tranmere Rovers Football Club. With the new campaign underway, exciting content will be coming to iFollow Tranmere throughout the 2019/20 term.

iFollow operates five separate packages including Audio Season Pass, Audio Monthly Pass, Video Match Pass, Audio Match Pass and a Basic Pass.

To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

To find out more about the available packages, CLICK HERE.

Did you know?

Tranmere have won their last two games against Sunderland, with both coming at Prenton Park, the last of which being a 1-0 victory in an FA Cup tie back in January 2000.

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