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Match Preview: Newport County

16 October 2020

Match Previews

Match Preview: Newport County

16 October 2020

Tranmere Rovers travel to Newport County tomorrow afternoon as the two teams go head-to-head in Sky Bet League Two.  

Michael Flynn’s side sit third in the table having claimed ten points from their opening five fixtures, trailing behind only Cambridge United and Morecambe in the division standings.

The sides last met at Wembley Stadium in May 2019 as Rovers clinched promotion to League One courtesy of Connor Jennings’ late, stoppage-time header. 

Team news 

Manager Mike Jackson confirmed that Tranmere remain ‘thin on the ground’ ahead of this weekend’s contest, due to a combination of players isolating and being unavailable for selection due to injury.  

New loan signing Jack Young could make his first league start at Rodney Parade.  

Match officials  

Referee: Antony Coggings
Assistant referees: John Flynn and Kevin Morris
Fourth official: Darren Wilding. 

One to watch 

Forward, Tristan Abrahams.  

The 21-year-old has struck six times in all competitions so far this campaign, breaching the defences of Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers, Watford and Swansea City.  

Likely to be partnering Abrahams in attack is the equally-dangerous Padraig Amond, who has plundered 36 league goals across the past three campaigns for Newport. 

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 Rodney Parade 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 

Did you know? 

The most recent five matches involving the two sides have produced a total of four goals (0-1, 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 0-0). The five meetings prior to that, by contrast, brought a total of 15 (0-3, 4-0, 0-2, 2-0, 3-1). 


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