Tranmere Rovers v Shrewsbury Town : Match preview.

Match information:

Tranmere are back at Prenton Park after a previous away encounter at Portman Road where Paul Lamberts side won comfortably 4-1. Tranmere are unbeaten in their last four home outings, thus will be of the hope of extending their current run against Sam Rickett’s side who sit in mid-table after a 3-0 home loss to Fleetwood Town.

Team News:

Tranmere are without the services of : Perkins (Hamstring), Ray (Groin), Woods, Ferrier, Maddox, Miller, Gumbs, Ellis and Wilson. However, Jake Caprice is set to make his home debut of the current season as he comes back to full fitness from an injury. 

The visitors will be without the services of Ebanks-Landell through a hamstring injury. However, Okenabirhie is set to start after returning to full training.

One to watch:

Forward Callum Lang is the visitors one to watch, who is a season long loanee from Wigan Athletic. The Liverpudlian came through the youth system at Wigan, before turning professional in 2017. Last season, Lang was on loan at Oldham Athletic where he netted 13 times in 42 appearances. 

Match officials:

Craig Hicks, from Surrey, is the man in the middle for this weekends home encounter. He has officiated 9 games this season handing out 28 yellow cards and 3 red cards. 

Past meetings:

Tranmere will be facing Shrewsbury competitively  for the first time since the 2014/15 season. Tranmere’s record against ‘The Salop’ is superior in comparison to the visitors record. Tranmere winning 21, drawing 10 and losing 10 of 41 meetings. 

Did you know:

Of a weekend that marks Micky Mellon’s third year stay at ‘The Whites’ he faces his former club. Micky spent two years at Shrewsbury, from 2014 to 2016 and achieved promotion from Sky Bet league two.

Also, Ollie Norburn will return to Prenton Park for the first competitive time since performing in the national league promotion winning season of 2017/18.

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