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Match Preview: Cheltenham Town

1 April 2021

Rovers kick off the Easter weekend with an away trip to Cheltenham Town with the game being shown live on Sky Sports, kick off 3pm.

Keith Hill’s men come into the game following a draw at home against Mansfield which resulted in moving up a position into 3rd place, the highest Rovers have been so far this season.

Cheltenham approach this one following a narrow defeat away at Morecambe last week and sitting one place above Rovers in second place. Their last six matches have seen three wins and three defeats. 

Team News

Unfortunately scans have shown that captain Scott Davies has ruptured his achilles and will be out for at least the remainder of the season.

James Vaughan is still sidelined with a knee injury.

Other than Scott Davies, Keith Hill reported no new major concerns and will have to deal with the normal ‘niggles and injuries’ within his squad ahead of the game.

Match officials

Referee: John Busby

Assistant Referees: Samuel Ogles and Christopher Wade

Fourth Official: Craig Hicks

One to watch 

Striker, Alfie May

The forward currently leads the goal scoring charts for The Robins on 11 goals in all competitions however goals have been coming from all directions for Michael Duff’s side.

May came through the youth ranks of Millwall before spending the first part of his career throughout none league.

His first real showcase of ability in front on goal came for Erith and Belvedere of the Southern Counties league where he netted 38 goals in 45 appearances.

A similar record for Hythe Town followed which was met by football league clubs keeping an eye on him. That football league move did materialise when Doncaster Rovers snapped up the striker in 2017.

He spent three years in Yorkshire, gaining 92 outings and netting ten times all together at the place where he made his professional debut.

Cheltenham Town came calling in the summer of 2020 and bought the 27 year old for an undisclosed fee which has so far proven to be a wise move for the Gloucestershire side.

Match coverage

The game will be not streamed live on iFollow due to it being shown on Sky Sports however audio passes are still available for just £2.50. Click here to get yours.

The TRFC radio team of Phill Wilkinson and Adam Siddorn will be in place at The Jonny Rocks Stadium to provide live updates on proceedings. 

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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