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Match Previews

Match Preview: Portsmouth

6 February 2020

Match Previews

Match Preview: Portsmouth

6 February 2020

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers host Portsmouth at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon’s men welcome Pompey up to the Wirral, aiming to get back on track after last Tuesday’s home defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

Meanwhile, Kenny Jackett’s promotion-chasing South Coast outfit have won four of their last five games following on from last Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Sunderland  at Fratton Park.

Team news

Morgan Feeney, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Ollie Banks, Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs are all out of action while Peter Clarke is doubtful.

One to watch

Midfielder Ronan Curtis leads the way for Portsmouth this season with 13 goals to his name.

The Londoner has been on the books of Pompey since the summer of 2018 and has since gone onto be a first-team regular on the South Coast.

He started his career with Derry City in the Republic of Ireland, coming through their youth set-up.

Curtis switched to Portsmouth for £100,000 two years ago and he has made 66 appearances, winning the EFL Trophy in March 2019.

The 23-year-old has also won senior caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Match officials

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Assistant referees: Chris Isherwood and Ian Smedley

Fourth Official: Hristo Karaivanov


Come down to Prenton Park on Saturday and back Micky and the lads against Portsmouth.

We are calling on the SWA to Pack the Park again to show their support for the players.

Tickets start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

Past meetings

TRFC’s record against Portsmouth currently stands at won 14, drawn seven and lost 14.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home clash with Portsmouth through an iFollow audio match pass on Saturday, costing £2.50.

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson and Rob Edwards will guide through events at Prenton Park alongside Club legend Dave Higgins.

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

TikTok: @tranmererovers


Did you know?

Rovers’ last three points versus Portsmouth came after they beat the Hampshire side 3-1 at Prenton Park in November 2014.

Shamir Fenelon, James Rowe and Max Power were on target for Tranmere that afternoon. 

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