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Match Preview: Barnsley

8 January 2021

Tranmere Rovers turn their attention to the Emirates FA Cup this weekend with a trip to Barnsley in the third round of the cup competition.

Rovers have reached this round of the tournament by defeating Accrington Stanley and Brackley Town. This will be the third consecutive year that Tranmere will play in this stage of the Emirates FA Cup.

Team news

Keith Hill has reported that some of his squad are due to miss out through both injury and Covid-19 issues.

In his press conference he said: “We’re suffering from injury, illness and Covid issues. That presents a challenge for us in itself but also an opportunity for players who haven’t been playing on a regular basis as well as some younger professionals”

Match officials

Referee: Oliver Langford

Assistant Referees: Matthew McGrath & Philip Dermott

Fourth Official: Scott Oldham

One to watch

Striker, Cauley Woodrow.

Coming through the ranks of Tottenham Hotspur and Luton Town, Woodrow is a striker with plenty of pedigree. 

His senior career really kick started with Fulham as he signed a two year contract on his 17th birthday. He made his Premier League debut in 2014 and netted his first top flight goal on the final day of that season.

The 26 year old gained EFL experience whilst on loan at several Championship clubs including Barnsley where he bagged four goals in 10 games during the loan spell.

That deal was made permanent in 2019 and there has been no looking back for the forward who is now an important player for the Oakwell side and often a key source of goals.

Match coverage

The match will be shown live on The FA Player. This will be free of charge and is available to watch on their website by clicking here.

Listen live -

TRFC Radio commentators Phill Wilkinson and Rob Edwards will be in place at Oakwell to give you live updates on proceedings as they happen on iFollow. Audio passes are available for just £2.50 by clicking here.

Social media - 

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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