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Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers

19 January 2021

It’s a return to Prenton Park on Tuesday night to face Forest Green Rovers in Sky Bet League Two action for a 7pm kick off.

Tranmere head into the game off the back of a draw at Stevenage on Saturday but will be looking for maximum points on Tuesday to help improve the league position of 15th.

Forest Green come into this game as fourth placed team in the division, outside of the automatic places on goal difference. In their last six games they have won two, drawn three and lost once.

Team news 

Saturday produced the return of Peter Clarke, Calum MacDonald and Liam Feeney to the Rovers squad which will be a boost heading into the upcoming games. As of Monday morning, there are no new injury concerns and the next round of Covid testing will be awaiting the results.

Match officials

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistant referees: Thomas Harty and Paul Stonier

Fourth Official : Anthony Backhouse

One to watch 

Striker, Jamille Matt.

The physical centre forward will probably most be remembered by Tranmere fans from the 2018/19 League Two Play-Off final as he faced Rovers for Newport County.

Jamaican born, Matt started his career with Kidderminster Harriers where he spent three years before becoming Fleetwood Town’s record transfer fee and went on to win promotion with the Cod Army from League Two.

Before signing for Newport in 2018, Matt spent a few years on loan at several clubs such as Stevenage, Plymouth and Grimsby. It was at Newport where he found consistency and became a real handful for opposition defenders, scoring 20 goals in 76 appearances in South Wales.

In July 2020, the 31 year old signed for Forest Green and has settled in quickly to life in Nailsworth. He has netted nine times in Sky Bet League Two and the Tranmere defence will need to battle hard to deny him adding to that tally on Tuesday.

Matchday Programme

As with every league home game, our matchday programme is available for supporters to purchase and read from home. 

Read from Chairman Mark Palios, Manager Keith Hill plus our focused player interview as well as many other features to get stuck into.

Both digital and physical copies are available to buy which you can do so by clicking here.

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 Prenton Park to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Please note season ticket holders do automatically receive home games on their iFollow accounts and will not 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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