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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers

10 February 2020

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers play host to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night at Prenton Park, 7.45pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men will be looking for a response after Saturday’s 2-0 loss at home to promotion chasing Portsmouth last weekend.

Rovers currently find themselves in 21st spot in the League One table, six points adrift of AFC Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, Bristol Rovers sit in 13th spot in the league, having collected 38 points from 29 matches.

Team news

Kane Wilson and Calum Woods both came off during Saturday’s match against Portsmouth and is yet to be known if the pair will be considered for the game against Bristol Rovers.

Corey Blackett-Taylor made his return to the starting line up against Pompey, as did George Ray, and both will be available for selection.

Ollie Banks, Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs are the absentees for Mellon, whilst Peter Clarke's fitness will be assessed ahead of the game.

One to watch

Jonson Clarke-Harris is the man we have identified to look out for in the opposition camp. The number nine has scored 14 goals in 30 appearances for the visitors this campaign.

The 25-year-old striker joined Bristol Rovers from Coventry City just over 12 months ago and has also represented Doncaster Rovers, MK Dons, Southend United, Oldham Athletic and Peterborough United.

He has found the net this season against Tranmere, as Bristol Rovers ran out 2-0 winners at the Memorial Stadium in August 2019.

Match officials

Referee: Neil Hair
Assistant referees: Natalie Aspinall and Richard Bartlett
Fourth Official: Alan Clayton

Ticket information

Come down to Prenton Park on Tuesday and back Micky and the lads against Bristol Rovers.

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 meeting

The last time Bristol Rovers travelled to Prenton Park was in November 2014 in the FA Cup. Tranmere came out as 1-0 winners on the day courtesy of a penalty kick from Max Power but finished the game with ten men as George Donnelly was sent off for the hosts.

Match Coverage

The SWA can watch the game live on iFollow for just £10 or listen to uninterrupted match commentary of an iFollow audio match pass on 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?

The first ever meeting between the two sides was is 1931 at Prenton Park in the FA Cup, a game Tranmere won by two goals to nil.

 


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