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Match Preview: Mansfield Town

25 March 2021

Rovers return to home soil this Saturday to take on Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two, 3pm kick off.

A fightback from 2-0 down on Tuesday night earned the lads a point against Colchester United. With 10 games remaining, Keith Hill’s men are in 4th position in the league and outside the automatic positions on goal difference.

Mansfield, managed by Nigel Clough, last played on Tuesday night too in a stalemate against Forest Green Rovers at the One Call Stadium. The Stags sit in 18th position in the table after 37 games played. 

Team News

George Ray should be in contention to make his return to the squad after a nasty fall against Exeter City last Saturday.

Kaiyne Woolery missed Tuesday’s game with tonsillitis so his situation will be assessed in the lead up to Saturday.

Lee O’Connor remains away on international duty.

Match officials

Referee: Will Finnie

Assistant Referees: Robert Atkin and Kevin Morris

Fourth Official: Matthew Parry

One to watch 

Striker, Jordan Bowery

After signing for The Stags last summer, Bowery has made his impression on Nigel Clough’s side and is their top goalscorer this campaign. 

The 29 year old started his career with Chesterfield and scored ten times for the Spireites in just over 80 appearances.

A big move to Aston Villa came his way in 2012 however he only managed 19 outings in two years at Villa Park. Further moves to Rotherham, Oxford and Leyton Orient were short-lived before moving to Crewe.

A regular starting place in the Alex line up benefitted Bowery and saw a return of 20 goals in 89 appearances at Gresty Road. The forward rejected a new contract at Crewe, instead opting to join MK Dons.

Appearances were hard to come by during the 2019-20 season and Mansfield snapped up the forward at the end of that season.

So far he has netted 10 goals in all competitions for The Stags and will be a threat that Rovers will need to nullify at Prenton Park on Saturday

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, Dave Higgins and Rob Edwards will be in place at the 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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