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Match Preview: Harrogate Town

14 March 2022

Following on from a huge win on Friday night, there’s more action under the Prenton Park lights as Rovers host Harrogate Town on Tuesday night.

It was a much-needed win for Micky Mellon’s men on Friday evening after a brace from substitute Elliot Nevitt including a 95th minute winner sealed the points.

It was a crucial victory for Rovers against a fellow promotion contender in Mansfield Town who pegged Rovers back twice during the game but left Prenton Park with nothing to show for their efforts.

As for the visitors, Harrogate are without a win in four games after suffering a 3-0 defeat away at Bristol Rovers last time out.

Team News:

Paul Glatzel and Kieron Morris both went off with injuries on Friday night and will be doubts for Tuesday night.

Jay Spearing and Nicky Maynard have been stepping up their recovery from injury and will continue to be assessed

One to Watch: Luke Armstrong 

25-year-old Luke Armstrong seems to have found his feet at Harrogate Town this season, scoring 11 goals in Sky Bet League Two so far this campaign.

After starting out at Middlesbrough, the striker experienced a number of loan spells in the North East, featuring for non-league sides Gateshead and Blyth Spartans where he enjoyed a prolific spell with both respective sides.

In the summer of 2019, he joined Salford City on a permanent basis and scored in the 3-0 win over Walsall which turned out to be Salford’s first ever win in the football league.

He experienced another loan spell in the North East with a move to Hartlepool where he scored 15 goals in all competitions and scored in the play-off final win over Torquay United.

Armstrong since joined Harrogate last summer and has been in inspired form as Harrogate have defied the odds against a number of sides again this season. 

Manager: Simon Weaver

English football’s longest serving manager in the top five tiers, Simon Weaver passed the ten-year milestone back in May 2019.

Born in Doncaster, Weaver played the large majority of his playing career within non-league, before moving into management in 2009, originally as a player/manager for Harrogate Town.

Whilst in charge of Harrogate, he has led his side to two promotions and seen his team rise into the English football league, as well as experiencing two trips to Wembley where they also won the FA Trophy in 2019/20.

Match Coverage:

Both UK and overseas supporters can watch this game live on iFollow for just £10. Click here to get your match pass

TRFC Radio will be in position to provide live full match commentary on proceedings at Prenton Park.

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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