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Match Preview: Salford City

17 September 2021

Tranmere Rovers return to Prenton Park this weekend to take on Salford City in a 3pm kick off.

Rovers will be looking to build on Tuesday night’s 4-1 win over Leeds United U21s in the Papa John’s Trophy and pick up three important points in the league.

Tickets for this game can be bought online here. It is cheaper to get your tickets in advance.

 

Team News 

Joe Murphy is recovering from concussion after being forced off at Rochdale last week.

Callum McManaman also went off with a dead leg and will be assessed ahead of this fixture.

 

One to Watch 

Ian Henderson

The veteran striker has been at Salford since last Summer having originally stepped down a division to join from Rochdale where he spent seven years.

Coming through the ranks of Norwich City in 2002, Henderson went on to make 68 appearances for The Canaries before moving on to shorter spells at Northampton, Luton and Ankaragucu in Turkey.

In 2010 he settled down with Colchester United and notched up 118 appearances for the Essex based side.

His next club Rochdale would be where he would become prolific in front of goal. An impressive 112 goals in under 300 outings for Dale made him a fans favourite at Spotland.

Now plying his trade at the Peninsula Stadium, he will be hoping to finish both high up the scoring charts and high up the table with The Ammies.

Manager 

Gary Bowyer

Manchester born Bowyer began his coaching career working part time at Ilkeston before taking up a role as Under 17s coach at Derby County where he spent six years.

He then moved on to Blackburn Rovers where he would work his way through the ranks at Ewood Park. He spent four years as Under 18s coach before becoming their reserve team manager in 2008. After the dismissal of Henning Berg, Bowyer was put in caretaker charge and eventually went on to become the club’s permanent manager.

In 2016, Bowyer gained his first promotion as a manager after helping guide Blackpool back to League One at the first time of asking. After three years with the Tangerines, Bradford City came calling for his services. 

His stay at Valley Parade would be short lived and was dismissed a year after being appointed.

Now at Salford City, Bowyer will be aiming to get his second promotion on his CV and take The Ammies to League One.

Match Coverage 

TRFC Radio will be at Prenton Park to provide live full match commentary of the afternoon’s proceedings.

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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