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Match Preview | Notts County (H)

31 December 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Notts County (H)

31 December 2023

Tranmere Rovers host Notts County (3pm kick-off) on New Year’s Day, looking to continue our fine form and make it five home wins on the bounce.

After Friday night’s victory at Harrogate thanks to a second-half turnaround, a goal from Charlie Jolley and a second in two from skipper Tom Davies, Nigel Adkins’ side will be full of confidence going into the first game of 2024.

Rovers were beaten 2-1 by Monday’s opponents back in August, goals from David McGoldrick and Connell Rawlinson meaning Josh Hawkes’ late strike was only a consolation.

The Magpies come into the game on the back of a 5-0 win over Morecambe on Friday night and a 3-0 Boxing Day victory over Doncaster Rovers, so will be similarly brimming with confidence.

Team news:

Rovers have gone into the last couple of games with an unchanged side from their previous fixtures, so supporters can expect a similar set-up on Monday.

Last time out:

Last five meetings:     

26th August 2023 - Notts County 2-1 Tranmere Rovers - League Two  

SCORERS – Hawkes

23rd February 2019 – Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Notts County - League Two  

SCORERS - C. Jennings

15th December 2018 – Notts County 3-2 Tranmere Rovers - League Two  

SCORERS – Smith, C. Jennings

15th March 2014 - Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Notts County - League One 

SCORERS - Koumas, Lowe, S. Jennings

21st September 2013 – Notts County 2-0 Tranmere Rovers - League One

One to watch: Macaulay Langstaff

The striker already has 19 goals this season across 27 games, averaging a goal every 116 minutes.

The 26-year-old started his career in non-league and spent much of his career with Gateshead prior to joining County in 2022.

Langstaff has proved prolific since, notching 56 goals in 65 league appearances, and will likely prove a handful for Rovers’ defenders on New Year’s Day.

Head coach: Luke Williams

Williams went into coaching early after a short playing career in non-league, and coached Brighton & Hove Albion’s youth sides before taking his first senior role at Swindon Town, where he was promoted from assistant manager to first team manager in January 2016.

After another youth coaching role at Bristol City and a couple of assistant roles with MK Dons and Swansea City, Williams returned to management with Notts County in the National League, gaining promotion via the play-offs after earning a club record-breaking 107 points in his first season with the Club.


Referee: Ollie Yates
Assistant referees: Ollie Williams and Joe Simpson
Fourth Official: Michael Crusham


We recommend buying tickets for the match online in advance. By doing so, fans can enjoy discounted prices and can download their ticket to their digital wallet or as a PDF.       

Tickets will also be available to buy on the day from The Club Store with a £2 price increase after 12pm.       

Fans can buy tickets online by clicking here.   

Match coverage:     

Fans in the UK and abroad can stream the game on iFollow for £10. Purchase your Video Match Pass by clicking here. 

International supporters can buy a half-season pass to watch every game live for just £3 per game by clicking here!      

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


X: @tranmererovers        

Facebook: @trfcofficial        

Instagram: @tranmererovers        


Match reaction from Nigel Adkins and a player will follow the game on our YouTube channel. 

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