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Match Preview: Wycombe Wanderers

21 February 2020

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers head to promotion-chasing Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men return to action having seen last week’s fixture away at Rochdale postponed as a result of heavy rainfall caused by Storm Dennis.

Rovers are seven points from safety and standing in their way this weekend are Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys, who are third on 56 points, one place and one point behind Coventry City.

Team news

Kane Wilson and Calum Woods have both trained on Thursday for the first time since injury.

George Ray suffered a groin injury against Bristol Rovers last week and is a doubt for the game in Buckinghamshire.

Peter Clarke and Ollie Banks have returned to training following recent lay-offs.

Centre-backs Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs played in Tuesday night’s Cheshire Senior Cup win at Crewe Alexandra after long-term injuries, but Saturday will come too soon for selection.

One to watch

Full-back Joe Jacobson has featured on more than 200 occasions following his arrival at Wycombe Wanderers in July 2014.

Welshman Jacobson began his playing career at hometown club Cardiff City, before signing permanently for Bristol Rovers having spent time on loan with the Pirates as well as Accrington Stanley.

Jacobson went onto represent Oldham Athletic, a return to Accrington, and Shrewsbury Town.

After playing 110 games for the Salop, Jacobson linked up with Wycombe, playing a key role in the club’s promotion up to Sky Bet League One in 2018.

He is currently their top scorer with nine to his name.

Match officials

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Assistant referees: Andrew Hendley and Marvyn Amphlett

Fourth Official: Christopher Wade

Tickets

The SWA have been given an allocation of 460 tickets with a further 1,300 available on the day if needed.

Wheelchair users must contact Wycombe Wanderers’ ticket office directly with these tickets allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Ticket prices for our trip to the Chairboys can be found below:

Adults: £21

Concessions: 60+: £18

Young Adult (19-25): £16

Juniors (U18): £10

U12 (accompanied): FREE

Carer: FREE

Disabled supporters pay the relevant age category price above.

Official Club coach travel for this fixture will depart Prenton Park at 8am on the day

Past meetings

The two sides last met in November, when Kieron Morris’ extra-time winner saw Rovers win an Emirates FA Cup first-round replay 2-1 at Adams Park.

Tranmere have won eight, drawn two and lost five of their previous meetings against Wycombe.

Match coverage

If you won’t be a part of the SWA heading to Adams Park on Saturday afternoon, 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 guide you through match events, from kick-off at 3pm until the final whistle. 

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?

Saturday will be the fourth time that TRFC have gone up against Wycombe this campaign.  ​


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