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Match Preview: Grimsby Town

16 March 2021

Tranmere Rovers return to Sky Bet League Two action on Wednesday night against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, kick off 7pm.

Following an extremely positive performance at Wembley on Sunday, Rovers will be looking to kick on from their last game in the league which was a 2-0 away win at Southend United. Keith Hill’s men have won four, drawn one and lost one of their previous six in the league and situate in 5th position in Sky Bet League Two.

Grimsby Town, managed by Paul Hurst, currently sit bottom of the division on 26 points from 33 games. Their last six outings have produced one win, two draws and three losses. 

Team news 

James Vaughan has undergone surgery last week but no timeframe has been given on his return. 

Otis Khan made a comeback at the weekend and is now back involved with the squad. 

Sid Nelson is still sidelined with his injury whilst Lee O’Connor will be assessed following an injury picked up in training last week.

Match officials

Referee: Robert Lewis

Assistant Referees: Richard Wigglesworth and Martyn Holmes

Fourth Official: Tom Nield

One to watch 

Striker, James Hanson.

Although the experienced striker has not bagged as many goals as he would have liked so far this season, Hanson provides a real physical threat and a target for the Mariners in attack.

The Bradford born striker really made his name at his home town club over an eight year period with The Bantams. Starting in 2009, Hanson went on to appear 283 times and scored 77 goals for the club. He was a figure head of Bradford’s famous League Cup run to the final, beating the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa as well as gaining promotion for the Valley Parade side.

In 2017, he made the move to Sheffield United but appearances were limited at The Blades and as a result, he moved on loan to Bury.

Later moves followed to AFC Wimbledon and then his current team Grimsby Town. The 33 year old will be looking to lead the way in helping the Mariners escape the drop 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 Adam Siddorn will be in place at Blundell Park to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Please note season ticket holders do not automatically receive away 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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