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Match Preview: Wigan Athletic

10 November 2020

Tranmere Rovers play their final group game in the Papa John’s Trophy against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night (6:30pm kick off) at Prenton Park.

Wigan, who ply their trade in League One, have three points in Group D whilst Rovers have four points. A win or a penalty shootout win for Rovers will secure a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

Team news 

Paul Lewis went off in the early stages of Saturday’s game and will be ruled out for this one. Stefan Payne is also still side-lined with a groin injury.

Ian Dawes hinted that Morgan Ferrier may make his return to action on Wednesday having missed the majority of the season so far with a hamstring injury.

New signing Danny Lloyd could be in contention for his debut after signing for the Club on Tuesday.

Match officials

Referee: Benjamin Speedie

Assistants: Richard Woodward and Alan Clayton

Fourth Official: Thomas Harty

One to watch 

Striker, Joe Garner.

The experienced striker has played over 14 seasons in the EFL and has played as high as the Championship, scoring over 100 league goals.

The 32 year old has already notched 7 goals for the Latics this season including one in an impressive 6-1 win over Liverpool U21s.

It is unknown how strong Wigan’s line up will look on Wednesday night, however Rovers will need to keep a keen eye on the Wigan talisman to keep him off the scoresheet if he plays a part.

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 Adam Siddorn and Rob Edwards 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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