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Match Preview: Burton Albion

20 September 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers’ second successive home fixture will see them host Burton Albion at Prenton Park in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men are back in front of the SWA after coming back from two goals down to earn a spirited second-half point against Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

Liam Ridehalgh’s diving header and Ollie Banks’ thumping 30-yard volley secured a well-earned point for Rovers.

Burton head up to the Wirral from Staffordshire after conceding a 95th minute equaliser to let a 2-0 lead slip away at Portsmouth in midweek, as Nigel Clough’s men were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Team News

New signing Neil Danns is eligible to make his Tranmere Rovers debut this weekend after the midfielder signed on Thursday.

Calum Woods (calf) Kane Wilson (knee), Morgan Ferrier (knee), Mark Ellis (knee), Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring) are all out, while Jake Caprice is a doubt despite returning to training from an ankle injury.

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 Nigel Clough’s Brewers two-years ago.

Match Officials

Referee: Alan Young

Natalie Aspinall and Craig Taylor

Fourth Official: Conor Brown

Tickets

Fancy coming down to Prenton Park to cheer Micky and the lads on as TRFC host the Brewers 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 your tickets online for TRFC vs Burton on Saturday, CLICK HERE.

Past Meetings

Tranmere Rovers and Burton Albion have only met each other twice before, which came when the sides were in Sky Bet League Two during the 2014/15 season.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home Sky Bet League One encounter versus Burton Albion this weekend.


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

Former Rovers striker Iain Hume will also be on co-commentary duties on iFollow Tranmere.


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?

Players to have played for both clubs in their careers include Northern Irish forward Alan McGurk and winger Lucas Akins.

McGurk turned out for TRFC between 2010-2013, making 79 appearances prior to spending a further two-years at the Pirelli Stadium.

Akins, who has made over 200 appearances since signing for Albion in 2014. Previously, he represented TRFC from 2010-2012, featuring 77 times whilst at Prenton Park.


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