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Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers

29 April 2021

Tranmere Rovers travel to Nailsworth this Saturday for the final away game of the regular season to face Forest Green Rovers.

Keith Hill’s men come into the game following back to back 1-0 victories against Bradford and Barrow respectively. Those results see Rovers placed 5th position in League Two going into the final two games.

Forest Green, who are under caretaker charge of Jimmy Ball, faced Barrow in their previous game which ended in a 2-0 home defeat. They find themselves in 8th position and one point outside of the play off positions.

The reverse fixture was a 3-2 win for Tranmere at Prenton Park thanks to goals from Paul Lewis, James Vaughan and Liam Feeney.

Team news 

To find out the latest team news, you can watch Keith Hill’s press conference, once it has taken place, here.

Match officials

Referee: Tom Nield

Assistant Referees: Stuart Butler and Mark Derrien

Fourth Official : Carl Brook

One to watch

Striker, Aaron Collins.

Once on loan at Prenton Park, Collins now plies his trade at the Innocent New Lawn and has proven to be a shrewd signing for Forest Green. 

The Welsh born forward started his career at local side Newport County before being signed by Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

A series of loan spells followed including a spell here which saw him net in front of the Kop in the 9-0 demolition of Solihull Moors.

His next permanent move was to be to Morecambe in February 2019. He managed to scored eight goals in 15 games to ensure a successful end to the season for The Shrimps.

In the summer of 2019, Forest Green snapped him up on a free transfer. So far this season, Collins has scored seven goals in all competitions but has also provided a flair aspect to Jimmy Ball’s side. 

With big shoes to fill in the absence of the injured Jamille Matt, Collins will be hoping his goals can help Forest Green into the play offs this season.

Match coverage 

The game will be streamed live on iFollow and match passes are on sale for just £10. CLICK HERE to get your match pass.

The TRFC radio team of Phill Wilkinson and Adam Siddorn will be in place at the Innocent New Lawn Stadium to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Please note that season ticket holders do not automatically receive away game match passes and will have to purchase one to watch.

Updates will not be available via our usual social media accounts as part of English Football’s boycott of social media in relation to online abuse.


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