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Match Preview: Ipswich Town

17 January 2020

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers are back at Prenton Park this Saturday when they host promotion-chasing Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One.

Rovers return to third-tier action in front of the SWA aiming to build on last weekend’s clean sheet in their goalless draw away at Southend United.

Visiting Birkenhead are Paul Lambert’s Tractor Boys, who make the journey up from Portman Road currently third in the table, two points off the automatic promotion places.

Team news

Liam Ridehalgh and Ollie Banks could make their first starts since returning from recent injuries.

Scott Davies, Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs all remain out of action, while Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is doubtful.

One to watch

Former Tranmere Rovers forward James Norwood signed for Ipswich Town in July 2019.

Norwood started his career at hometown club Eastbourne prior to turning out for Exeter City, Sutton United and Forest Green Rovers.

He made over 180 appearances at Forest Green between 2011-2015 prior to his Tranmere switch.

Norwood’s time at Prenton Park proved successful, where he spent four years on the Wirral and helped Rovers win back-to-back promotions.

His 32-goals in 2018/19 earned him Sky Bet League Two’s Golden Boot award.

Norwood, 29, leads the Tractor Boys’ goal charts since his summer switch to Suffolk.

Match officials

Referee: John Busby

Lisa Rashid and Andrew Hendley
Fourth Official: Billy Smallwood

Tickets

We are encouraging the SWA to Pack the Park, so come down and support Micky and the lads this Saturday.

Tickets start from the below prices:

Adult: £19

Senior (65+): £12

Young Persons (18-22): £12

U18s: £6

U12s accompanied: £2

To buy tickets for TRFC vs Ipswich and upcoming matches, please CLICK HERE.

Past meetings

In total, TRFC have won six, drawn three and lost eight against our East Anglian opponents.

Match Coverage

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

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you 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

Did you know?

Ipswich travel to Prenton Park for the first time since March 2000 for Saturday afternoon’s Sky Bet League One clash. 


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