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Match Preview: Leyton Orient

19 October 2020

Tranmere Rovers entertain Leyton Orient on Tuesday night looking to bounce back quickly from Saturday’s defeat to Newport County.  

Ross Embleton’s side sit 18th in the table with 5 points and come to Prenton Park off the back of a 3-2 home defeat to Grimsby Town.

The sides last met when both sides were in the National League with a 1-1 draw in East London.

Team news 

Manager Mike Jackson hopes to have ‘a couple’ of bodies potentially back for Tuesday night’s clash but says that he is still missing some players due to the return to playing COVID-19 protocols.

New loan signings Jack Young and Sam Smith will be in contention to be involved in some capacity.

Match officials  

Referee: Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referees: Joe Clark and Matthew Parry
Fourth Official: Ben Toner

One to watch 

Striker, Danny Johnson.  

Middlesbrough born Johnson will be eager to continue his goal scoring form when returning to Prenton Park. The forward had a brief loan spell at Prenton Park in 2014-15.

Since then, Johnson notched an impressive 44 goals in 110 appearances for Gateshead before having spells in Scotland with Motherwell and Dundee.

The 27 year old made the move to London at the start of this season and has started the campaign in a rich vein of form scoring 6 goals in all competitions so far. The Rovers defence will need to be on guard to stop the frontman in his tracks on Tuesday night.

Match coverage 

With supporters currently unable to attend live games, an iFollow individual match pass can be obtained for £10.  Season ticket holders will not be required to purchase a pass for this weekend’s game as it is a home match. 

The TRFC radio team of Phil Wilkinson and Rob Edwards will be in place 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.  

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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