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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United

2 October 2020

Tranmere Rovers face Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League Two at 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon, with the Whites looking to secure a second win of the week. 

The visitors make the trip to Prenton Park, having taken four points from their opening three league matches. 

Scunthorpe appointed Neil Cox as their new manager prior to the start of the 2020/21 campaign, whose two previous positions were assistant manager roles at AFC Wimbledon and Notts County. 

Team news 

No fresh injury concerns have been reported ahead of Saturday’s showdown. 

The attacking duo of Morgan Ferrier and Corey Blackett-Taylor are unlikely to be involved in the matchday squad.

Match officials 

Referee: Anthony Backhouse.
Assistant referees: Hristo Karaivanov and Christopher Husband.
Fourth official: Billy Smallwood. 

One to watch 

Forward, John McAtee. 

The 21-year-old joined Scunthorpe last summer and impressed during his debut season at The Sands Venue Stadium, scoring three times in 18 appearances. 

Prior to this, the youngster enjoyed loan spells at Curzon Ashton, AFC Telford and Ashton United. 

Dutch striker Kevin van Veen is expected to play no part in this fixture, paving the way for McAtee to lead the line alongside Ryan Loft. 

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 Adam Siddorn will be in place at Prenton Park to provide live updates on proceedings. 

For all non-season ticket holders based in the UK, 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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