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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley

5 March 2020

Setting the scene…

It’s a trip to the Wham Stadium for Tranmere Rovers this Saturday afternoon when Micky Mellon’s side take on Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One, kick-off 3pm.

Rovers, who are seven points from safety with two games in hand, return to action following last weekend’s home postponement against Fleetwood Town.

John Coleman’s Stanley welcome Rovers to East Lancashire currently in 16th place on 40 points.

Team news

George Ray could be available for selection after returning from a groin injury in Tuesday’s Cheshire Senior Cup tie away at Chester.

Mellon has no fresh injury concerns for the clash at Accrington.

One to watch

Winger Jordan Clark has become one of Accrington’s key players since he arrived at the club in August 2016, featuring over 150 times.

During his three years at the Wham Stadium, Clark was a part of the title-winning Stanley side who won Sky Bet League Two in 2017/18.

Starting his career at Barnsley, Clark would later represent Chesterfield, Scunthorpe United, Hyde United and Shrewsbury Town.

The 26-year-old Yorkshireman moved across the Pennines in 2016 and has since enjoyed success playing his football under boss Coleman.

Match officials

Referee: Will Finnie

Assistant referees: Matthew Parry and Richard Morris

Fourth Official: Karl Evans

Tickets

The SWA have been allocated 1,000 standing tickets on terrace, six wheelchair and carer tickets and 513 seated tickets. 

Prices are the same for both the terrace and seated areas, prices are as follows: 

Adults: £20

Concessions: 64+: £15

Students: £15 (Only sold with valid student ID)

12-17 Years: £10

U12: £5

Carer: FREE

Disabled supporters pay the relevant age category price above. 

Supporters can pay on the day. Tickets will be available from the away ticket booth but it will be cash only.

Official Club coach travel for this fixture will depart Prenton Park at 11:15am on the day. 

Past meetings

Rovers and Accrington shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park back in December.

In total, TRFC have won five, drawn two and lost two in their fixtures against Stanley.

Match coverage

If you won’t be a part of the SWA heading to the Wham Stadium on Saturday, 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 action, with the show now an hour long which includes pre-match interviews.

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 victory at Accrington came in a November 2013 FA Cup tie, where Ryan Lowe scored a 90th minute winner. 


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