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Match Preview: Walsall

6 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers kick off the 2021/22 Sky Bet League Two season on Saturday afternoon, with the visit of Walsall.

It will be the first competitive game back in charge of the club for Micky Mellon, who returned to Prenton Park earlier this summer.

Tickets are available for this fixture by clicking here. Please note that there will be no cash turnstiles on the day. Tickets can be bought from TRFC Store.

Team News

A number of summer signings will look to make their competitive debuts for the club, having featured in the club’s pre-season games.

Scott Davies, Calum MacDonald and Joe Maguire will all miss the season opener at Prenton Park.

One to Watch

Manny Monthe

A name familiar to all Tranmere fans, Monthe makes a quick return to Prenton Park following his departure from the club in the summer.

The 26-year-old spent three-and-a-half years as a Rovers player, first on loan and then permanently. He was part of the side that won back-to-back promotion from the Vanarama National League into Sky Bet League One.

Monthe joined the Saddlers on a two-year deal in the summer, and will look to make his competitive debut against us on Saturday.

Manager

Matthew Taylor

A former Premier League player for a number of clubs, Matthew Taylor took his first steps into club management after being appointed manager of Walsall.

The former Portsmouth, West Ham and Bolton player had been working at Tottenham Hotspur, working with their Under-18s side, but now has moved into first-team management.

Taylor had a brief spell as interim manager of Swindon Town in 2018, with the Saddlers job being his first full-time role.

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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