Opposition Profile: Tranmere Rovers

Prenton Park, 17 Prenton Rd W, Birkenhead CH42 9PY

Capacity: 16,587

Telephone: 0333 014 4452

Nickname(s): The Superwhite Army

Founded: 1884

Website: https://tranmererovers.co.uk/

Club History

2016/17 Finish: 2nd (The National League)

Tranmere made it to the National League play-off final at Wembley last season. They got there thanks to a semi-final win over Aldershot Town. Rovers won the first leg 3-0 and then drew 2-2 at Prenton Park to reach the final. Forest Green Rovers beat them 3-1 in the final to gain promotion to the EFL.

Last Meeting:

The last meeting between the two clubs came in the first game of the season at Plainmoor. It ended in a point apiece after a 0-0 draw with few clear-cut chances.

Current position: 11th (W8, D7, L7)

Tranmere come into this fixture on the back of a 4-0 win over Maidstone United at Prenton Park. James Norwood scored a brace with James Cook and Oliver Norburn also getting on the score sheet.

Last 5 National League Matches: WWDLW

Key Players:

James Norwood (Forward): Norwoood has extensive National League experience having played for Forest Green Rovers from 2011-2015.  He joined Tranmere in 2015 and has 45 National League goals in 96 appearances.

Andy Cook (Forward): Cook came to prominence after scoring 24 National League goals for Barrow in 2015/16. He has 29 goals in 47 appearances after joining Rovers in 2016.

Played For Both:

Nathan Blissett: Blissett made 5 appearances on loan at Rovers in 2015, scoring 1 goal. He joined United 2016 and led from the front as United avoided relegation to National League South.

Sean McGinty: McGinty spent a brief loan spell at Prenton Park, making three appearances for Rovers in 2013.

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