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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town

24 February 2020

Club News

Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town

24 February 2020

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers are back on the road on Tuesday when they travel down to Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One, 7:45pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon returns to his former club when Rovers head for a fixture under the New Meadow floodlights in Shropshire.

Tranmere will be aiming to bounce back following on from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat away at promotion-chasing Wycombe Wanderers – a result which sees them eight points from safety.

Sam Ricketts’ Salop earned their first victory in 11 outings at the weekend by beating Doncaster Rovers 1-0 on home turf.

Team news

George Ray remains a doubt for Tuesday night with a groin injury.

Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs have recently returned to full fitness following long-term injuries.

One to watch

Forward Jason Cummings leads the way in Shrewsbury Town’s goal scoring charts this season after arriving in September.

Edinburgh-born Cummings began his professional career at Hibernian, making over 100 appearances and winning two trophies – the Scottish Cup (2016) and the Ladbrokes Premiership (2016/17).

Cummings moved to Nottingham Forest in June 2017 but would spend much of his time away from the City Ground.

Loans to Rangers, Peterborough United and Luton Town followed before he switched to the Shrews permanently for an undisclosed fee, with the 24-year-old netting six goals so far for Ricketts’ men.

Match officials

Referee: James Oldham
Assistant referees: Gary Hilton and Hristo Karaivanov
Fourth Official : Thomas Harty


The SWA have been allocated 1,000 standard tickets along with six wheelchair and carer tickets (1,012 tickets in total), in the D M Recruitment Stand.  (Maximum of around  1,640 available if required).

Tickets will be available on the day of the game with no price increase.

Admission prices for this fixture are as follows: 

Adults: £20

Senior 65+: £15

Disabled: £15

Student (NUS Card): £15

Young Person (19-23): £15

Juniors 12-18: £8


Carer: FREE

Disabled supporters are charged £15 with one free ticket for carers.  

On the day of the match the away ticket office will be open if required and if tickets are still available from the initial allocation. This will be cash only.

Official Club coach travel departing from Prenton Park will also be available for this fixture.

Past meetings

Rovers have a good record against Shrewsbury, and have won 21, drawn 10 and lost 11 of their games played.

Match coverage

If you won’t be a part of the SWA heading to the New Meadow on Tuesday night, then an iFollow audio match pass costing just £2.50 is the perfect alternative.

TRFC Radio’s commentary team of Phill Wilkinson and Rob Edwards will talk you through all of the goings on.

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?

TRFC’s last victory over Shrewsbury came in a 2-1 triumph at Prenton Park back in February 2015 when both clubs competed in Sky Bet League Two. 

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