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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United

9 April 2021

Rovers make the trip to Glanford Park this Saturday to take on Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League Two.

With seven games remaining, Keith Hill’s men occupy the third place position in the league. An improved performance on Monday against the league leaders Cambridge United resulted in Rovers finishing the Easter weekend in the automatic promotion positions.

Scunthorpe United, managed by Neil Cox, sit comfortably in 18th position with little danger of being dragged into a relegation battle. They have been difficult to beat in their previous six with four draws, one loss and one win.

The reverse fixture was a 2-0 win for Rovers with James Vaughan grabbing a brace.

Team News

Jay Spearing is a doubt for this weekend after limping off on Monday against Cambridge.

Keith Hill has said that he is taking advice from medical staff and James Vaughan in regards to James' return to action and has not put a date on that yet.

Scott Davies remains sidelined with a long term achilles injury.

Match officials

Referee: Andy Davies

Assistant referees: Mark Dwyer and Wade Smith

Fourth Official: Nik Barnard

One to watch 

Striker, Ryan Loft

Loft started his youth career at his local teams Dartford and Ebbsfleet United before moving to the set up at Tottenham Hotspur.

The forward gained first team experience at the likes of Braintree Town. Stevenage and Exeter City between 2016 and 2018.

After release from Tottenham, Leicester City signed him up and spent the 2019-20 season on loan at fellow League Two side Carlisle United. This was Loft’s first real taste of the Football League, getting 26 outings for The Cumbrians and scoring four times.

This season he signed permanently for The Iron and it has proved to be a relatively shrewd signing as he leads the goal scoring charts at Glanford Park.

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 Glanford Park to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Please note season ticket holders do not automatically receive away games on their iFollow accounts and will have to pay for this fixture.

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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