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Match Preview: Stevenage

31 January 2022

Rovers look to bounce back from the weekend's defeat as Micky Mellon’s attention quickly turns to Stevenage who are the visitors to Prenton Park on Tuesday evening.

The squad will be keen to put the previous result behind them, starting with what is hopefully the start of another long unbeaten run in league action as Rovers face up against Paul Tisdale’s side.

Stevenage come into the clash in strong form having been unbeaten in their last five games, their last defeat coming against Forest Green Rovers on New Year’s Day.

A positive 3-0 win last time out against Harrogate will have the visitors full of confidence as they make the long trip up North in midweek.

Team News:

Tom Davies' fitness will need to be assessed ahead of this one, after missing the last two game through injury.

One to Watch: Luke Norris

After beginning his youth career at Hitchin Town, Norris continued his development with a two-year scholarship at Brentford.

After making just three first-team appearances for the Bees, he had a number of experiences out of loan including spells at Boreham Woods, Dagenham & Redbridge and Northampton.

Since leaving Brentford, Norris has been an ever-present player, making a number of appearances for the likes of Gillingham and Swindon in Sky Bet League One. 

He joined Stevenage from Colchester in January 2021 and has had an impressive campaign with ten goal involvements so far this term. He has also scored in each of Stevenage’s last four games, meaning he will be coming to Prenton Park on Tuesday evening in inspired form.

Manager: Paul Tisdale

After the sacking of Alex Revell in November last year, Tisdale took over at Stevenage and has them in good form as of late. 

Tisdale is well known for managing Exeter City for a long period, spending 12 seasons at St James Park and being the longest serving manager in the England’s top four divisions at the time of the departure.

Since leaving Exeter, Tisdale has had stints in charge of MK Dons where he saw them win automatic promotion back to Sky Bet League One after being relegated the previous season, but a poor run of results to begin the new campaign saw him lose his job. 

He has since had a spell at Bristol Rovers and an advisory role at Colchester United before becoming Stevenage manager in late November.

Match Coverage:

Both UK and international supporters will be able to stream this game live on iFollow.

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