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Tranmere Rovers Match Preview

25 February 2020

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to this evenings visit of Tranmere Rovers

Tonight we welcome Micky Mellon and his Tranmere Rovers team back to Montgomery Waters Meadow. The ex-Town boss is having a bit of a rough time with his team in quite a long run of poor results. They've not won a Skybet League One game since the middle of December and have only scored once in their last six games. Their league position and their points total make you wonder if they have any sort of hope of staying in League One. They do have a couple of games in hand on Wimbledon, who are just above them in 20th position, if they won both of them, they'd be just a couple of points away from safety. So there is plenty for Rovers to play for if they can play their way out of their current run of form.

Top Scorers

Morgan Ferrier 4 (4)
Conor Jennings 4(3)
RushianHepburn-Murphy 4(1)
Stefan Payne 4
Paul Mullin 3(2)
Kieron Morris 3(2)

Assists

Keiron Morris 6
Emmanuel Monthe 4

Clean Sheets

Three at home and four away.

Referee

Scott Oldham from Lancashire.

Games this season: 30: yellow cards:84. Red cards:5.

 

Squad News

George Ray is a doubt because of a groin injury.

Town may be without Dave Edwards because of a cut sustained against Doncaster. Conor McAleny has a hamstring injury.

Summary

Sam Ricketts has already said that we shouldn't read too much into Tranmere's recent results and that sounds the sensible option. Micky Mellon may well manage to squeeze a little more out of his Tranmere team for this one and we know they've beaten Premiership Watford this season, so they're more than capable of putting us to the sword if we don't perform.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Shrewsbury Town 2 Tranmere Rovers 3

25 February 2020

Town lose out to Tranmere Rovers.

Town: Max O’Leary, Aaron Pierre, Dave Edwards (Brad Walker, 83), Omar Beckles, Callum Lang, Josh Vela (Jason Cummings, 45), Kayne Ramsay, Sean Goss, Daniel Udoh (Sam Hart, 90), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Josh Laurent.

Subs: Harry Burgoyne, Scott Golbourne, Ro-Shaun Williams, Brad Walker, Donald Love, Jason Cummings, Sam Hart.

Rovers: Scott Davies, Liam Ridehalgh, Kieron Morris, Luke McCullough (David Perkins, 64), Mark Ellis, James Vaughan (Connor Jennings, 64), Kane Wilson, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Peter Clarke, Andy Cooke, Alex Woodyard.

Subs: Luke Pilling, Manny Monthe, Morgan Ferrier, Connor Jennings, David Perkins, Ollie Banks, Neill Danns.

Referee: James Oldham

Assistants: Gary Hilton and Hristo Karaivanov

Fourth-Official: Thomas Harty

First-half:

It was a first 10 minutes to forget for Shrewsbury Town as the away side managed to fire in front just before the clock hit double figures. Mark Ellis managed to get on the end of a driven cross to poke home from close range.

Just five minutes later, the away side managed to double their lead. Despite Max O’Leary making a good save, the keeper parried the ball into the path of Alex Woodyard who smashed home from close range.

In an action-packed opening spell, Town had their own chance to register a goal. Despite a powerful effort, Tranmere’s defence remained strong to prevent David Edwards from netting from just inside the box.

Kane Wilson was shown a yellow card in the 40th minute for a late challenge in the middle of the park.

The half came to an end with the away side going into the 15-minute break with a two-goal advantage.

Second-half:

The second-half started polar opposite to the first with Town pulling a goal back just after the 10-minute mark. Aaron Pierre managed to find the target with a close-range header to half the away side’s lead.

Just a short time later, Callum Lang managed to find the equaliser with a great solo effort. The forward dribbled past his man to find a yard of space in the box and the striker didn't let the chance go begging. Lang fired a powerful effort into the roof of the net, giving Scott Davies no chance.

Town grew into the game and continued to trouble the away side. Momentum swung and Salop began to have chances in the Rovers Box. Dan Udoh and Jason Cummings were the bright sparks for their team as they looked to push play up the field.

Omar Beckles was shown a yellow card in the 76th minute from preventing the away side from counter-attacking.

Cummings came close to giving Town a deserved lead with less than 10 minutes to go. The striker jumped well to meet a cross but couldn't beat the keeper with his effort.

In the last moments of the game, the away side managed to find a late winning goal. Corey Blackett-Taylor broke down the left wing and managed to fire past O’Leary.

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Ticket News

SY8 2PS Is The Lucky Postcode

25 February 2020

The Tranmere Rovers Postcode Ticket Giveaway has taken place

The draw of the Postcode Ticket Giveaway has taken place and the winning postcode is SY8 2PS.

Once again this season for every Sky Bet League One game we are picking one season ticket at random and then giving away tickets to everyone in their postcode.

Close to 500 tickets were given away last season with people getting the chance to take in a Town home game for free.
 
If you are in SY8 2PS then keep an eye on your letterbox for your free ticket vouchers.

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