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Match Previews

Match Preview: Gillingham

5 September 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Gillingham

5 September 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers are back at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon as they host Gillingham in Sky Bet League One, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men return home having earned a deserved late 1-1 draw away to Rotherham United, with Stefan Payne bundling in a 95th minute equaliser from close-range.

Gillingham, who are 16th and managed by Steve Evans, journey up to the Wirral after beating Bolton Wanderers 5-0 at Priestfield last weekend.

Team News:

New loan signing, left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, is in contention to make his Rovers debut against the Gills.

Corey Blackett-Taylor remains suspended following his sending off away at Bristol Rovers, but Ollie Banks will be available for selection having served his one game ban.

Morgan Ferrier (knee), Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring) will all be sidelined.

One to Watch

Forward Alex Jakubiak currently leads the way in Gillingham’s goal scoring charts with three goals having joined on loan from Watford.

Jakubiak, a native of Westminster, London, started out in the academy of his parent club, penning professional terms in 2014.

Making his Hornets debut against Huddersfield Town in May 2014, Jakubiak has spent time away from Vicarage Road at Braintree Town, Oxford United, Dagenham and Redbridge, Fleetwood Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Falkirk and Bristol Rovers.

The 23-year-old moved to Gillingham in June and has impressed for Evans’ side so far.

Jakubiak was also capped twice by Scotland U19s in 2014.

Match Officials

Referee: Michael Sailsbury

Assistant Referees: Alix Pashley and Wade Smith

Fourth Official: Steven Rushton


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

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 Gillingham on Saturday, CLICK HERE.

Past Meetings

Tranmere Rovers will take on Gillingham for the first time since the 2013/14 season on Saturday.

TRFC have won 13, drawn 14 and lost 7 of their fixtures played against the Gills.

Match Coverage

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

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, 

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

Midfielder Ben Pringle, who spent the second half of 2018/19 on loan at Tranmere, helping Rovers win promotion from the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs, is set to make his Gillingham debut at his former side.

Pringle signed for Gillingham earlier this week, reuniting with boss Evans, who he had played under during their time together at Rotherham United. 

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