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Match Preview: Port Vale

13 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers travel away to Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, for their first away fixture in the 2021/22 Sky Bet League Two season.

Micky Mellon’s side were 1-0 winners over Walsall on the opening day, but will look to bounce back after defeat to Oldham in the Carabao Cup during the week.

Tickets inforamtion for this fixture can be found here

Team News

Chris Merrie still has two matches left of his three game ban following a red card on the opening day. 

Elliot Nevitt took a knock in the aftermath of his goal on Tuesday night and will be assessed going into Saturday.

Calum MacDonald is back running on the grass but is still not near a return just yet. Scott Davies also remains sidelined.

One to Watch

James Wilson

A product of the Manchester United academy, striker James Wilson made 20 first-team appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, scoring four times.

After a number of loan spells away from the club, Wilson left for Aberdeen on loan in 2018, and joined permanently the following summer. He spent six months with The Dons, before moving to Salford in January 2020.

The 25-year-old had an 18-month spell with the Ammies, before making the move to Port Vale earlier this summer.

Manager

Darrell Clarke

The 43-year-old embarks on his first full season as Port Vale manager, having joined the club in February, and helped the side to finish 13th.

As a player, he spent time with Mansfield, Hartlepool and Salisbury City, and started his management career with the latter. He later moved onto Bristol Rovers, first as assistant manager and was later promoted to manager.

He guided Rovers to back-to-back promotions, and left the club in 2018. His next managerial job was with Walsall, joining the Saddlers in May 2019 and leaving in February of this year.

Match Coverage

TRFC Radio will be in position for the match, providing full match build up and live commentary of the whole 90 minutes.

Audio passes are available for just £2.50 by clicking here. Every pass purchased benefits Tranmere Rovers.

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

Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel.


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