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Match Preview: Grimsby Town (H)

6 October 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Grimsby Town (H)

6 October 2023

Tranmere Rovers will be looking to make it three home wins on the bounce when Grimsby Town travel to Prenton Park this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Following Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Bradford, Nigel Adkins’ side will be hoping to carry the momentum into this weekend’s clash.

The visitors also come into the match on the back of a 2-1 victory, beating Barrow at home on Tuesday night.

Grimsby are currently 16th in League Two having won one of their last six games.


Team news: 

Nigel Adkins confirmed in Thursday’s press conference that everyone in his squad is in contention for the game apart from Jake Leake, Luke Norris and Chris Merrie who are working hard on their respective recoveries from injury.

Paul Lewis and Reece McAlear have been taking part in training this week and will be assessed ahead of the game.


Last time out: 


Last five meetings:  

22nd April 2023 - Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Grimsby Town – League Two  

SCORERS - Josh Hawkes, Rhys Hughes

10th December 2022 - Grimsby Town 2-1 Tranmere Rovers – League Two  

SCORERS - Jake Burton

17th March 2021 - Grimsby Town 0-0 Tranmere Rovers - League Two 


21st November 2020 - Tranmere Rovers 5-0 Grimsby Town - League Two  

SCORERS - James Vaughan (2), Peter Clarke, Otis Khan, Paul Lewis

12th March 2019 – Tranmere Rovers 4-1 Grimsby Town - League Two  

SCORERS – Connor Jennings (2), Manny Monthe, James Norwood


One to watch: Abo Eisa

Wide forward Eisa already has five goals for Grimsby so far this season having joined from Tuesday’s opponents Bradford City in the summer.

He was voted League Two Player of the Month in August after a bright start to the season.

After beginning his senior playing career in non-league with Uxbridge and Wealdstone, The Sudan-born winger moved to Shrewsbury Town in 2018, before spending part of 2019 on loan at Colchester United.

After a couple of years at Scunthorpe United, Eisa joined Bradford where he spent another two years prior to his move this summer.


Manager: Paul Hurst

49-year-old Hurst spent most of his playing career with Rotherham United, where he played over 430 league games.

Now an experienced manager, the Sheffield-born man has taken charge at Shrewsbury, Ipswich Town and Scunthorpe before his second spell in charge of Grimsby.

Hurst was previously joint manager between 2011 and 2013, before taking the reigns in sole charge between 2013 and 2016, gaining promotion from the National League with the Mariners in 2015/16.



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:   

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

UK-based supporters can listen to full match commentary for as little as £1 per game by getting a monthly audio pass 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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