Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

Match Preview | Morecambe (H)

12 February 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview | Morecambe (H)

12 February 2024

Tranmere Rovers start a busy week at Prenton Park by hosting Morecambe on Tuesday 13th November (7.45pm kick-off).

Nigel Adkins’ team will be looking to bounce back to winning ways against the Shrimps, after a 2-1 defeat at Doncaster Rovers last time out. 

Morecambe sit 12th after winning back-to-back games, most recently seeing off Sutton United 1-0 at the weekend through an early Gerard Garner goal. 

Tuesday night’s game is the first of a double on home turf this week, with Stockport County the visitors on Saturday. 

GET YOUR MATCH TICKETS HERE!

   

Team news:    

Brad Walker was substituted in the second half at Doncaster after pulling up and will be assessed ahead of the match. 

Luke Norris and Jéan Belehouan returned to the training group last week but remain unavailable for selection, while Jake Leake continues to recover from his long-term injury. 

   

Last time out:    

    

Last five meetings:     

24th October 2023 - Morecambe 1-0 Tranmere Rovers – League Two 

SCORERS - None  

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  

SCORERS - None  

      

One to watch: Charlie Brown 

24-year-old Charlie Brown has stepped up for Ged Brannan’s side since earning a run of games from the start of January. 

The forward signed for Morecambe at the start of the season but had only made a pair of substitute appearances in the league before the turn of the year. 

Since then, he has played six consecutive games and found the net twice, including a stoppage time winner against former club Milton Keynes Dons. 

Brown spent time in the Chelsea youth setup and won the golden boot in the 2018-19 UEFA Youth League, scoring 12 goals. 

He went on loan to Belgium with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise before spells with MK Dons and Cheltenham Town. 

  

Manager: Ged Brannan 

Ex-Rover Ged Brannan took on his first senior management role with Morecambe in November 2023, after the departure of Derek Adams. 

The former midfielder made over 200 appearances for Tranmere between 1990 and 1997, before signing for Manchester City. 

After retirement, Brannan became the U23’s manager at Accrington Stanley, before joining the coaching at Morecambe in September last year. 

   

Officials:     

Referee - Ben Speedie 

Assistant Referees - Daniel Woodward & Joe Simpson 

Fourth Official - Ross Joyce 

   

Speedie last refereed Rovers in our 2-1 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers in October 2023.   

   

Tickets:  

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 5pm.          

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.    

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. 


Advertisement block


iFollow Next Match Tickets Account