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Match Preview: Mansfield Town (A)

29 October 2021

Tranmere Rovers are on the road this weekend with a trip to Mansfield facing Micky Mellon’s men.

Rovers will be looking to respond positively from last week’s set back against Northampton following a seven game unbeaten run prior to that game.

Tickets information for this fixture can be found here.

Team News

Micky Mellon has confirmed that Josh Hawkes will be missing again for this fixture but has reported a clean bill of health otherwise.

One to Watch

Oliver Hawkins

Standing at six foot five, Hawkins provides a constant physical threat for The Stags. His versatility as both a striker and central defender gives Nigel Clough plenty of options in how he deploys Hawkins.

He started his career in the non league set up. In the space of five years he played for the likes of Hillingdon Borough, Northwood and Hemel Hempstead.

An impressive season at Dagenham and Redbridge in 2016-17 was rewarded with a Football League move to Portsmouth.

Hawkins spent three years with Pompey before having a short spell with Ipswich Town.

This summer, Mansfield came calling and signed the target man for an undisclosed fee on a two year deal. Due to an injury crisis at the One Call Stadium, Hawkins has been used both in defensive and attacking positions but has managed to net four times despite that this so far this season.

Manager

Nigel Clough

With over 1,300 games under his belt in management, Clough is a well respected manager throughout football.

Starting his management career at Burton Albion, he soon became a Club legend at The Brewers, taking them from the Northern Premier League Premier Division right up to Football League One. This success spanned across two stints at the Club from 1998 to 2009 and then 2015 to 2020, totalling in over 900 games.

He has also managed Derby County and Sheffield United at higher levels before his second stint at The Pirelli Stadium.

On 6th November 2020, Clough was appointed manager of Mansfield Town. With this season being his first full season in charge, Clough will be aiming to finish much higher up the table than their current position of 23rd.

Match Coverage

TRFC Radio will be in position to provide live full match commentary on proceedings at the One Call Stadium.

Audio passes are available for just £2.50 by clicking here. Every pass purchased benefits Tranmere Rovers.

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

Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel.


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