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Preview: Tranmere Rovers (A)

All the important information ahead of Stanley's clash with Tranmere

6 December 2019

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman will be hoping his side can secure all three points when they travel to Prenton Park to face Tranmere Rovers tomorrow afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

The Reds come into the game on the back of an impressive 7-1 win over Bolton Wanderers, with Colby Bishop, Sean McConville, Dion Charles and Offrande Zanzala all getting their names on the scoresheet.

Meanwhile, Tranmere have scored eight goals in their last two games after securing a 5-1 Emirates FA Cup win over Chichester City and a 3-2 Leasing.com Trophy win over Manchester United Under-21s.

In the dugout for Rovers is Micky Mellon, with the 47-year-old having led the club to back-to-back promotions after he was appointed as manager in October 2016.

Tranmere currently sit 20th in the Sky Bet League One table and are two points behind Stanley, with the Reds occupying 17th place.

The two club's last played each other in January 2015, with Rovers securing a 3-0 home victory over Stanley.

Tranmere Rovers Line-Up Against Manchester United Under-21s (4-4-2)

GK: Luke Pilling
RB: Kane Wilson
CB: Sid Nelson
CB: George Ray
LB: Calum Woods
RM: Jacob Maddox
CM: Carl Spellman
CM: Connor Jennings
LM: Danny Walker-Rice
ST: Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
ST: Stefan Payne

Key Players

Connor Jennings - Jennings, who began his career with Stalybridge Celtic, joined Tranmere Rovers in June 2016 from Wrexham. The striker has since made 149 appearances for the club, with the 28-year-old having featured in two National League Play-Off Finals and a Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final for Rovers. It was during the latter that the Manchester-born attacker scored the only goal of the game as Tranmere beat Newport County 1-0 to secure promotion to Sky Bet League One.

Morgan Ferrier - Ferrier joined Tranmere Rovers in the summer transfer window of 2019 from Walsall. The striker has since made 11 appearances for the club, during which time he has found the net on six occasions. The 25-year-old recently grabbed a 12-minute hat-trick in the club's 5-1 victory over Chichester City in the Emirates FA Cup.

Stefan Payne - Payne is another of Micky Mellon's summer signings after the 28-year-old signed a two-year deal with the club. The striker has previously featured for Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town and Bristol Rovers. Payne has made 16 appearances so far this season, with the Lambeth-born attacker grabbing four goals for the club.

Team News - Tranmere Rovers

Micky Mellon is expected to be without striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, after the Aston Villa loanee was carried off on a stretcher during the Leasing.com Trophy win over Manchester United Under-21s.

Team News - Stanley

Stanley will be without captain Seamus Conneely after the midfielder received his fifth yellow card of the season in the 7-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.

However, defenders Aji Alese and Jerome Opoku are both back available after returning from their respective injuries.

To read Stanley assistant manager Jimmy Bell's pre-match quotes, CLICK HERE!

Inside The Dressing Room

Defender Jerome Opoku says that he is happy to be back with the squad after missing the two previous games through injury.

"I've been working hard in the gym and I'm happy to be back with the lads."

To read the full interview with the 21-year-old, CLICK HERE!

Tickets

Tickets for the match at Prenton Park are available right up until kick-off but there will be a price increase of £3 on the day of the game, CLICK HERE for ticket prices!

Kit

Stanley will be wearing their home kit for Saturday's Sky Bet League One game at Prenton Park, CLICK HERE to buy yours!

iFollow Stanley

If you're unable to attend tomorrow's game, then you can listen to live audio commentary on iFollow Stanley for just £2.50.

International supporters will also be able to watch the game live on iFollow Stanley, CLICK HERE to find out more!


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