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Match Preview: Cheltenham Town

18 September 2020

Match Previews

Match Preview: Cheltenham Town

18 September 2020

Match Preview: Cheltenham Town

Tranmere Rovers host Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm for the Whites’ opening home league match of the campaign.

The visitors arrive at Prenton Park on the back of an opening-day defeat to Morecambe, while Rovers are aiming to build on last weekend’s point away at Mansfield Town.

Team news

New signing Kaiyne Woolery is not expected to feature for the club for a further two to three weeks, manager Mike Jackson confirmed in his pre-match press conference. 

"We want to make sure that we get him up to speed, because at the moment he's probably two or three weeks away from actually getting some game-time. The boy hasn't trained (properly). He's trained at home,” said Jackson.

"We've got to be very careful with him because he's a powerful boy and if we try and get too much too soon from him, we could get him injured. We want to get him ready and involved with the group as soon as we can."

Match officials

Referee: Carl Boyeson.
Assistant referees: Richard Woodward and Robert Atkin.
Fourth official: Peter Gooch.

One to watch

Forward, Alfie May. The 27-year-old striker joined Michael Duff’s side in January from Doncaster Rovers and helped the Robins reach the play-offs last campaign with six goals in 14 League Two appearances. 

May opened his goalscoring account for the 2020/21 season in Cheltenham’s first league match of the season last weekend.

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, Adam Siddorn and Dave Higgins 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

Did you know? 

Tranmere first home league match last time out in League Two (2018/19) was also against Cheltenham Town, James Norwood scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win.

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