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Match Preview: Southend United

23 October 2020

Tranmere Rovers face Southend United on Saturday afternoon at Prenton Park looking to pick up three points after two disappointing results.

Southend arrive at Prenton Park bottom of Sky Bet League Two with two points from their opening six games.

The sides last met last season in Sky Bet League One in a 0-0 draw at Roots Hall after a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park earlier that season.

Team news 

Manager Mike Jackson revealed that he has James Vaughan and Jack Young back in training at the end of this week and will have to assess their fitness ahead of the game.

Manny Monthe looks likely to miss out again after having an injection in his knee to calm down a knee problem.

Stefan Payne has been ruled out for three months after surgery on his groin. Morgan Ferrier and Corey Blackett-Taylor are still struggling with hamstring issues.

Match officials  

Referee - Andy Woolmer

Assistant Referee 1 - Steven Meredith

Assistant Referee 2 - Nik Barnard

Fourth Official - Philip Dermott

One to watch 

Midfielder, Kyle Taylor.  

On loan from Championship side Bournemouth, Taylor has been a bright spark in the Shrimpers’ side so far this season. He has displayed a range of passing in the middle of the park and keeps hold of possession well. He will be looking to make things tick in central midfield for Southend and create chances going forward. Rovers will need to keep an eye of him when battling to gain control of the game in midfield.

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. 

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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