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Nigel Adkins excited to lead Tranmere Rovers in Friday Night Football

19 October 2023

Nigel Adkins has spoken of his excitement to lead Tranmere Rovers in the next instalment of Friday Night Football at Prenton Park.

Doncaster Rovers are the visitors on 20th October (7.45pm) as the side look to go four unbeaten at home under the lights in front of a great atmosphere. 

“My mum didn’t really want me to go down on a Friday night because I was young!” Adkins said. “You watch the game under the lights at Prenton Park, it’s special. 

“You try to get your heroes’ tie-ups; Dickie Johnson, Ronnie Moore, Ray Mathias, Steve Peplow, Dave Philpotts.” 

Looking ahead to the match Adkins praised Doncaster manager Grant McCann, whom he managed at Scunthorpe United, and discussed team news for his own side after red cards for Luke McGee and Tom Davies at Crewe. 

“Joe Murphy will come in goal [for McGee], no issues there. Jordan Turnbull has trained this week, Jake Leake and Luke Norris have been running around again and will join the non-selected group in training tomorrow. 

“Grant McCann is a very intelligent young coach who’s done really well. It’s going to be a big challenge; Doncaster have a fluidity of movement.” 


You can watch Nigel Adkins' full pre-match interview below.

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