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Match Preview: Port Vale

13 November 2020

Tranmere Rovers return to league action this weekend against Port Vale following two cup victories at Prenton Park.

Rovers travel to Burslem off the back of a league win against Harrogate and victories against Accrington Stanley and Wigan Athletic in the Emirates FA Cup and Papa John’s Trophy respectively.

Port Vale currently sit just inside the play offs in 7th place having won 19 points from their first ten games.

Team news 

Liam Ridehalgh came off with a groin injury on Wednesday which will require a scan so he will miss out. Paul Lewis returned to light training this week but the game may also come too soon for him. Stefan Payne is also out with a long term injury.

Lee O’Connor is away on international duty with Republic of Ireland so will miss this game.

Morgan Ferrier got his first 45 minutes under his belt since going off injured at the start of the season. He could feature for Rovers again this weekend in some capacity.

Match officials

Referee: Carl Brook

Assistants: Matthew Smith and Kevin Howick

Fourth Official: Paul Graham

One to watch 

Striker, Tom Pope.

A very well-known name in the EFL having played over 500 games in all competitions, Pope provides not only goals but a real target and physical presence for the Valiants.

He recently bagged his 150th goal of his career away at Southend United, a game in which he scored a brace.

Those were his only goals to date this season however he’ll be eager to add to his tally 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 Phill Wilkinson and Adam Siddorn will be in place down at Vale 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 away 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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