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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley

5 November 2020

Tranmere Rovers kick start their Emirates FA Cup campaign this Saturday with a home tie against Accrington Stanley.

Accrington come into the game having not played since 20th October due to Covid-19. They currently place 14th in Sky Bet League One.

The last time the two sides met was just before lockdown in March. Rovers beat Accrington 2-1 at The Wham Stadium in League One as part of a three game winning streak away from home.

Team news 

Ian Dawes has reported a full bill of health within the squad with the exception of Stefan Payne who is out with a long term groin injury.

Match officials

Referee: Graham Salisbury

Assistants: Billy Smallwood and Matthew Bristow

Fourth Official: Iain Siddall

One to watch 

Forward, Dion Charles.

The 25 year old striker has begun the season in decent form, scoring three times in seven appearances for Stanley, including a brilliant volley against Peterborough United.

Charles has featured against Rovers on numerous occasions for Stanley and his previous club Southport. A straight red card against Oxford has hindered his form somewhat but Rovers will need to keep a keen eye on denying the pacey striker on Saturday afternoon.

Match coverage 

With supporters currently unable to attend live games, an iFollow individual match pass can be obtained for £10.  

The TRFC radio team of Phil Wilkinson, Dave Higgins and Adam Siddorn will be in place down at Prenton Park to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Individual match passes for every Tranmere Rovers game are priced at just £10. For full information on how to sign up for iFollow is available by CLICKING HERE.  

Please note season ticket holders do not receive iFollow match access for cup games so will have to purchase a match pass to watch this fixture. 

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 

 


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