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Match Preview | Crawley Town (H)

21 March 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview | Crawley Town (H)

21 March 2024

Tranmere Rovers host Crawley Town on Saturday 23rd March (3pm kick-off), looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games.

Nigel Adkins’ side are 15th in League Two, after a memorable 1-0 win over Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground in North Wales on Saturday. 

Before the weekend, Rovers registered wins against Sutton United and league leaders Mansfield Town, either side of a draw at Gillingham. 

Crawley are well within reach of the Play-Offs, just one point behind AFC Wimbledon in 7th. They drew 1-1 with Stockport County in midweek. 

The reverse fixture was Nigel Adkins’ first game as interim manager. Since the boss took on the role permanently in November, Tranmere have picked up the third most points in the division.  


Team news:  

Nigel Adkins revealed pre-match that there are one or two small knocks in the squad that are being monitored ahead of this weekend's game.


Last time out:     


Last five meetings:      

16th September 2023 - Crawley Town 3-2 Tranmere Rovers - League Two   

SCORERS - Jolley, Taylor 

15th April 2023 - Crawley Town 2-1 Tranmere Rovers – League Two 

SCORERS - Saunders 

28th February 2023 - Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Crawley Town - League Two 

SCORERS - Turnbull 

22nd January 2022 - Crawley Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers - League Two 

SCORERS - Spearing 

6th November 2021 - Crawley Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers - FA Cup first round  

SCORERS - McManaman 


One to watch: Corey Addai 

Only one goalkeeper in League Two has made more saves this season than Luke McGee – Crawley's Corey Addai. 

The 26-year-old has made a massive 141 stops this season at an average of 4.7 per game, providing huge aid for the Red Devils’ Play-Off push. 

A former member of Arsenal’s academy, Addai signed his first professional contract with Coventry City in 2016 and went out on a number of loans in non-league. 

He moved to Denmark in 2021 with Esbjerg fB, before joining Crawley at the start of last season, where he has since settled and cemented his place as the club’s number one. 


Head Coach: Scott Lindsey  

Lindsey was appointed first-team coach at Lincoln City in 2009 and went on to take interim charge of the side following the departure of Chris Sutton.  

He became the under 18’s manager at Swindon Town in 2014, leaving two years later to take on the role of assistant manager at Forest Green Rovers.  

Lindsey went back to Swindon in 2021 as assistant manager and was appointed Head Coach the following summer.  

In January 2023, he left the County Ground to join Crawley, initially on a two-and-a-half-year deal.  



Referee - Stephen Parkinson 

Assistant Referees - Kenwyn Hughes & Paul Stonier 

Fourth Official - Scott Simpson  



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.     

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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