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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United

7 January 2022

After a number of weeks without the football, Rovers are finally back in action as Scunthorpe United are the visitors to Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers’ last game was on Boxing Day where we ran out 2-0 victors over Barrow with goals from Nicky Maynard and Kieron Morris. But following on from the win which saw Rovers rise to third in Sky Bet League Two, Covid-19 hit the camp meaning the next two fixtures had to be postponed.  

As for Scunthorpe, they currently sit 23rd in the league and have won just one game in their last 11 in all competitions. 

They were beaten last time out at home to Carlisle United after a late first-half goal from Rob McDonald saw the visitors finish 1-0 victors despite Scunthorpe dominating the possession stats. 

Team News:

Nat Knight-Percival remains sidelined with injury whilst Paul Glatzel has returned to training following his injury.

Micky Mellon revealed in his press conference that a number of players have returned to training following having Covid and that there will be enough numbers for the game to go ahead.

One to Watch: Myles Hippolyte

After coming through the academy at Brentford, Myles Hippolyte played for a number of non-league clubs before moving North of the border.

In Scotland, he featured for the likes of Livingston, Falkirk, and St Mirren before moving back to England to play for Yeovil Town.

After signing for the Irons in 2020, he’s got four goals to his name this season in a campaign which hasn’t looked all too successful for United so far. 

But Myles Hippolyte will be hoping to add to his tally as the visitors to Prenton Park on Saturday will be focusses on trying to stay up this season.

Manager: Keith Hill

An experienced figure around the lower tiers of the Football League, Keith Hill was tasked in November with the aim of keeping Scunthorpe United in the football league.

Keith Hill has history at Prenton Park after leading Rovers to the Papa John’s Trophy Final and securing a League Two play-off position on the final day of the season in 2020/21. 

With over 700 games in football management, he will be hoping to see more success and keep the North Lincolnshire side up.

Match Coverage:

Both UK and international supporters are able to watch this game via live stream on iFollow!

Match passes are available for £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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