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Match Preview: Carlisle United

22 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers face the trip to Cumbria on Tuesday evening to face Carlisle United at Brunton Park in a 7pm kick off.

Rovers will be looking to get back to winning ways following a draw at home to Oldham on Saturday, leaving Keith Hill’s men 6th in the Sky Bet League Two Table.

Carlisle have fallen victim to the weather numerous times over the past month and therefore have only played 25 games. They currently sit in 9th place in the division, one point outside the play offs.

The previous encounter this season between the two sides resulted in a 1-0 win to Rovers at Prenton Park in Keith Hill’s first game in charge at the Club.

Team news 

Keith Hill has reported that Otis Khan has been ruled out for between two and four weeks with a hamstring injury. Danny Lloyd missed Saturday’s game due to illness and will be assessed ahead of this game.

Match officials

Referee: Benjamin Speedie

Assistant Referees: Simon Clayton and Paul Newhouse

Fourth Official: Adam Herczeg

One to watch 

Midfielder, Jon Mellish

Jon Mellish leads the way in Carlisle’s goal charts this term, having scored 12 goals in all competitions.

South Shields-born Mellish started out his career up in his native North East with Gateshead, where he made his senior debut in the 2016/17 campaign.

He spent three years at the club prior to linking up at Carlisle in May 2019.

Mellish, 23, has become a key member of Beech’s squad and has been the leading light for the Brunton Park club 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 Rob Edwards will be in place at Brunton Park to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Please note season ticket holders do not automatically receive away league 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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