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Match Preview | Morecambe (A)

24 October 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Morecambe (A)

24 October 2023

Tranmere Rovers are on the road to Morecambe’s Mazuma Mobile Stadium on Tuesday 24th October (7.45pm kick-off).

Nigel Adkins’ team were beaten 2-1 by Doncaster Rovers at home on Friday night. Connor Jennings’ 70th minute strike brought the side back into the game, but they left Prenton Park empty handed. 

Morecambe are enjoying a solid campaign in 10th and are currently five unbeaten in the league. They had delight in stoppage time at the weekend, as Joel Senior’s goal secured a 3-2 win over Sutton United. 

This is the first meeting between the sides since the 2021 League Two Play-Off semi-finals, which saw the Shrimps emerge victorious. 


Team news:   

Goalkeeper Luke McGee and captain Tom Davies return to the side after serving their suspensions picked up at Crewe. 

Jake Leake and Luke Norris continue to recover from their injuries, after joining the non-selected group in full training on Friday. 


Last time out:   


Last five meetings:    

23rd May 2021 - Morecambe 1-1 Tranmere Rovers – League Two Play-Off semi-final second leg 

SCORERS - Vaughan 

20th May 2021 - Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Morecambe – League Two Play-Off semi-final first leg 

SCORERS – Clarke 

30th January 2021 - Morecambe 0-1 Tranmere Rovers - League Two 

SCORERS – Woolery 

31st October 2020 - Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Morecambe - League Two 


26th December 2018 – Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Morecambe - League Two 

SCORERS – Stockton, Norwood, Harris 


One to watch: Michael Mellon 

19-year-old Michael Mellon has stood out for Morecambe this season, scoring six times in 11 league appearances. 

The young forward is on loan from Premier League club Burnley, where he has six goals for the under-21's. He has been capped five times by Scotland at youth level. 

Mellon initially joined the Shrimps in January for the latter half of their League One campaign last season, registering two assists. 


Manager: Derek Adams 

Derek Adams began his second spell at Morecambe in February 2022, after winning promotion to League One with the Shrimps via the Play-Offs the season before. 

His managerial career began at Ross County in 2007, initially combined with his services as a player. He won the Scottish Second Division title in his first season and reached the Scottish Cup final in 2010, losing 3-0 to Dundee United. 

A brief period as assistant at Hibernian followed before Adams returned to Victoria Park and secured promotion to the Scottish Premiership, losing one league game in the whole campaign. 

He ventured into English football as manager of Plymouth Argyle in 2015 and lifted the Devon side into League One two years later. His two spells as Morecambe boss came next, either side of eight months at Bradford City. 



Referee - Paul Howard 

Assistant Referees - Paul Newhouse & Lewis Raper 

Fourth Official - Graeme Fyvie 


Howard last refereed Rovers in our 1-0 League Two win over Leyton Orient in December 2021.    


Tickets and coach travel:     

We have received an allocation of 1570 tickets for this fixture, 475 of which are seated.   

Advance ticket sales and Club Store collections end on Tuesday 24th October at 11am.  

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day at Morecambe. 


Ticket prices are as follows:    










Young Adult (18-22)  



Junior (14-17)  



Child (2-13)  




All Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. There will be no entry for Under 2’s, and pushchairs or prams will not be allowed into the stadium bowl.  


There will be no parking on site for Rovers fans. Local school Westgate Primary (LA4 4XF) provides parking for £5 per vehicle (cash only).   

Disabled parking is available on site for £10 per car. Contact Morecambe directly to book at 01524 411797 with your name and registration.  


Official Club Coach travel is available for this fixture. The coach will depart Prenton Park at 4.30pm. Prices are as follows:    

Season Card holders: £26  

Non Season Card holders: £28  

Please note that refunds on coach travel are not permitted after 48 hours prior to the game.   


Tickets and coach travel can be bought online by clicking here or in The Club Store.  


Match coverage:    

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