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Match Preview: Oxford United

12 September 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers hit the road on Saturday afternoon when they travel to the Kassam Stadium for a Sky Bet League One fixture away to Oxford United, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s Rovers are unbeaten in their last two outings after second-half goals from Connor Jennings and Paul Mullin earned a point in a 2-2 home draw with Gillingham in front of the SWA at Prenton Park.

Awaiting TRFC are Karl Robinson’s Oxford side who sit 20th following their 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood Town last weekend.

Team News

Corey Blackett-Taylor remains suspended for the trip to Oxford United.

Manager Mellon will be without Kane Wilson (knee), Morgan Ferrier (knee), Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring), who all remain be sidelined.

One to Watch

Midfielder Cameron Brannagan signed for Oxford on a permanent deal back in January 2018 and currently leads the club’s goal scoring charts this term.

The 23-year-old Mancunian came through Liverpool’s academy before turning professional at Anfield before making his Premier League debut in May 2016 away at Swansea City.

Brannagan was loaned to Fleetwood in January 2017 and played 13 times for the Fylde Coast outfit in Sky Bet League One.

He left Liverpool permanently last January to sign for Oxford on an undisclosed fee switch and has since made over 50 appearances for the U’s, scoring three goals this season.

Brannagan has also been capped at youth level by England, representing the Three Lions at U18 and U20.

Match Officials

Referee: Robert Lewis

Christopher Wade and Bhupinder Gill

Fourth Official : Andrew Aylott

Tickets

The SWA have been allocated an initial 500 tickets plus a further three wheelchair and carer tickets.

Tranmere supporters will be based in the West End of the North Stand on the day for the 3pm kick-off.

Prices are as follows: 

Adults: £24

Over 65: £17

18-21: £16

U18: £14

U13: £10

U7: £6

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant ticket price and are entitled to a PA ticket for free as long as the disabled supporter is on medium or higher rate of care. 

Coach travel is also available for this fixture with the coach leaving Prenton Park at 8:45am.

To keep updated on the latest TRFC ticket news, CLICK HERE

Past Meetings

In their fixtures against the men from Oxfordshire, TRFC have won 11, drawn 10 and lost 15 of their encounters.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ Sky Bet League One fixture away to Oxford United.

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

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

Tranmere’s last victory against Oxford United came in an FA Cup second-round replay in December 2014 at Prenton Park, where Kayode Odejayi and Max Power’s penalty secured passage to the third-round. 


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