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Match Preview: Morecambe

19 May 2021

Tranmere Rovers take on Morecambe at Prenton Park on Thursday in the first leg of a League Two Play-Off semi final, 6pm kick off.

Rovers, under the caretaker charge of Ian Dawes and Andy Parkinson, finished the season in 7th place in League Two earning a place in the Play-Offs for the fourth time in five season (or four completed seasons).

Morecambe, managed by Derek Adams, missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season and finished in 4th place, still massively exceeding external expectations from the beginning of the season.

Team news 

In Tuesday’s press conference, Ian Dawes said: “Apart from Scott Davies, nobody is definitely ruled out however there are a couple of players we have to assess before the game.”

Match officials

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistant referees: Joe Clark and Anthony Moore

Fourth Official : Ben Toner

One to watch 

Forward, Carlos Mendes Gomes.

A product of the Athletico Madrid youth system, Mendes Gomes has been a constant threat for The Shrimps this campaign. 

After moving to England with his family in 2016, he signed for non league side West Didsbury and Chorlton but after two years there it was evident that Carlos could make the step up the pyramid.

In 2018 he signed for Morecambe and has this season in particular, displayed his attacking qualities and helped Morecambe to a 4th place finish this season.

Chipping in with 15 goals and five assists in all competitions, Rovers will have to be wary of Mendes Gomes’ pace and power going forward.

Match coverage 

With the game being live on Sky Sports, it will only be live commentary available via iFollow. Audio passes are available for just £2.50! CLICK HERE to get your audio pass.

The TRFC radio team of Phill Wilkinson, Dave Higgins and Rob Edwrads will be in place at the Prenton Park  to provide live updates on proceedings. 

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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