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Match Preview: Blackpool

9 March 2020

Match Previews

Match Preview: Blackpool

9 March 2020

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will aim for a third Sky Bet League One win in a row on Tuesday night when they visit Bloomfield Road to play Blackpool, kick-off 7:45pm.

Micky Mellon’s men earned a second straight victory away at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, with James Vaughan and Mark Ellis on target in the 2-1 triumph.

The result sees Rovers move six points from safety with two games in hand ahead of the trip to Bloomfield Road, where Neil Critchley’s Seasiders await.

Critchley’s time as boss began with Saturday’s goalless draw at neighbours Fleetwood Town.

Team news

Midfielder Neil Danns will be assessed after having been caught by a challenge in Saturday’s triumph at Accrington.

Mellon has no other fresh injury doubts aside from Morgan Feeney remaining back with parent club Everton as he recovers from his hamstring injury.

One to watch

Forward Armand Gnanduillet leads Blackpool’s goal scoring charts after a prolific opening four months of the season for the Tangerines.

The Frenchman helped Blackpool clinch promotion from the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs in May 2017.

He started his career with Le Harve and Poissy before signing for Chesterfield in January 2013.

Gnanduillet made 82 appearances for the Spireites either side of loans at Tranmere, Oxford United and Stevenage before moving permanently to Leyton Orient prior to switching to Blackpool in 2016.

The 28-year-old is in his second stint at the club, after a spell with Baroka in South Africa.

He has scored 18 times for the Fylde Coast outfit this term.

Match officials

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Assistant referees: Barry Gordon and Oliver Mackey
Fourth Official: Conor Brown


Rovers supports can pay on the day tomorrow night if they wish to do so.

Ticket prices:

Adult price - £19

Senior (65+) - £17

Young Person - £17

Juniors (12-16) - £9

Juniors (5-11) - £4

Juniors U5 - Free

Official Club coach travel will  depart Prenton Park at 4:45pm for this fixture.

Past meetings

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Prenton Pack in December, with Morgan Ferrier’s strike ensuring a point for the hosts.

Match coverage

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

TRFC Radio’s commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn 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?

During three years as a player at Bloomfield Road between 1994-1997, Rovers boss Mellon made 138 appearances in a Blackpool shirt and won the club’s Player of the Year in 1996. ​


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