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Match Preview | Wrexham (H)

31 August 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Wrexham (H)

31 August 2023

Newly-promoted Wrexham visit Prenton Park this Saturday in a local derby match (12.30pm kick-off).

It will be the first meeting between the two sides in the English Football League since a 5-1 Rovers victory at Wrexham back in January 2005.

Rovers go into the game on the back of a spirited performance despite exiting the Carabao Cup to Championship leaders Leicester City on Tuesday evening.

Saturday’s visitors were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, losing out to Bradford City on penalties.

The side now owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny currently sit 16th in League Two after winning one of their first five and drawing three.


Team news:

Ian Dawes mentioned in his pre-match press conference that Jake Leake will be missing for a couple of weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in training.

Lee O'Connor will also miss out as his ankle injury continues to be monitored.

The medical staff are still waiting on scan results to determine the extent of Luke Norris' injury so the timeline for his absence is currently unknown.

Apart from those three players, Dawes has a fully-fit squad to select from.


One to watch: Elliot Lee

Attacking midfielder Lee has five goals and an assist in his seven games so far, beginning his second campaign with Wrexham with a fine run of form.

The 28-year-old started his senior career with West Ham United in 2012 where he took in several loan spells before moving on to Barnsley in 2016. 

After a season at Oakwell, Lee joined Luton Town where he spent five years. During his time at Luton, Lee was loaned out to Oxford United and Charlton Athletic before joining Wrexham in 2022.

In total, Lee has scored 20 goals in his 58 appearances for Wrexham to date.


Manager: Phil Parkinson

Following the arrival of their new owners, Wrexham moved to appoint former Sunderland boss Parkinson as the man to lead their charge back to the EFL.

Parkison’s Wrexham suffered heartbreak in the National League play-off semi-finals in 2021/22, as well as losing out to Bromley in the final of the FA Trophy the same season.

However, Parkinson led Wrexham to promotion after a 15-year absence from the EFL by winning their first league title in 45 years last season.

Parkinson started his managerial career at Colchester United, where he spent three years before a short spell with Hull City.

Longer spells with Charlton, Bradford and Bolton Wanderers followed before joining Sunderland in 2019 and Wrexham in 2021.


Ticket information:

Due to high demand, supporters will need to have previous booking history with the Club and will need to be already registered on our ticketing system in order to purchase tickets.

Though we regret the inconvenience this may cause, we have to put the safety of supporters first.

Any ticket sales purchased knowingly for Wrexham supporters in the home end will be cancelled due to a breach in the ticket terms and conditions and ground regulations.




You can find ticket prices and more information on matchday here.


Match coverage: 

Getting your virtual ticket to witness Tranmere Rovers vs. Wrexham live on iFollow is easy:

  • Visit the iFollow page on our Website: Head over to the iFollow section of our website by clicking here.
  • Purchase Your Pass: Select the option to purchase the match pass for just £10. You can complete the payment securely using various available methods.
  • Set the Countdown: With your ticket in hand, all that's left to do is mark your calendar and set a countdown for the kick-off!


Wanting to watch Tranmere Rovers vs Wrexham from America or another part of the world?

Even if you're not located in the UK, you can still enjoy the game live on iFollow. We're committed to ensuring that all our fans, regardless of their location, can experience the excitement firsthand.

Don't let distance or circumstances come between you and your beloved Tranmere Rovers. Grab your exclusive iFollow pass for just £10 and be part of the virtual crowd cheering your team on to victory. The Tranmere Rovers vs. Wrexham clash is set to be a spectacle, and you won't want to miss it. 

Secure your spot today and prepare for an unforgettable matchday experience, all from the comfort of your own home.

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.  


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Match reaction from Ian Dawes and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel. 

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