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Match Preview: Hartlepool United

3 September 2021

Tranmere Rovers return to Prenton Park this weekend, with newly-promoted Hartlepool United the visitors on Saturday. 

With a host of new signings in the building, Rovers will be looking to bounce back from last week's 1-0 defeat away at Scunthorpe United.

Tickets information for this fixture can be found here. 

Team News 

Micky Mellon secured the services of five new players on deadline day in the shape of Mark Duffy, Josh Hawkes, Nicky Maynard, Stephen Walker and Lee O'Connor.

Lee O'Connor is away on international duty however the rest of the new recruits are available to make their debuts.

One to Watch 

Tyler Burey 

One of the new recruits in the summer, Tyler Burey joined Hartlepool on loan until January 2022 from Championship side Millwall. 

He began his career at AFC Wimbledon, progressing through the Dons’ academy and eventually broke into the first-team. 

Burey then made the move to Millwall in 2019, and has played 16 times in all competitions for the Lions. 

After joining the Pools earlier this summer, the 20-year-old made his debut for the club in August against Crawley. He netted his first goal for the club against Barrow, his first professional goal. 

Manager 

Dave Challinor 

No stranger to Tranmere Rovers, Dave Challinor played 140 times for the club in a spell from 1994 to 2002. 

In his management career, Challinor has won promotion with various sides on numerous occasions. First, the Northern Premier League Premier Division play-offs with Colwyn Bay in 2011. 

He then achieved success with AFC Fylde. Challinor achieved promotion from the Northern Premier League Division One North, the Northern Premier League Premier Division, and the National League North.   

The 45-year-old later guided Pools back to the Football League earlier this summer, with his side beating Torquay on penalties in the National League Play-Off Final. 

Match Coverage 

Both UK and international residents are able to stream the game live on iFollow.

Match passes are available for just £10 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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