Tranmere Rovers v Aston Villa Under 21s : Match preview

Match information:

Tranmere return to Prenton Park for a fixture against Aston Villa Under 21s , this Tuesday night. The fixture is for the ‘Leasing.com’ trophy which has previously been called the ‘Checkatrade’. This is Tranmere’s first outing for this particular competition this season. However, Aston Villa have already started their ‘Leasing.com’ trophy campaign as Mark Delaney’s side lost 2-0 away at Salford City. 

Team news:

Hepburn-Murphy is illegible to start due to Aston Villa being his parent club. Perkins, Ray and Nelson are also doubtful of a start due to their recently picked up injuries. Woods, Ferrier, Maddox, Miller, Gumbs, Ellis and Wilson all remain out. Neill Danns is also doubtful of a start due to a groun issue brought upon in Saturday’s home defeat to Shrewsbury. 

One to watch:

Tranmere’s website has claimed Jacob Ramsey as the visitors ‘one to watch’ due to the midfielder leading his side’s goal tally with three goals to his name. Ramsey progressed through the visitors youth ranks and signed a professional contract with the club in January. The 18 year old was also named Villa’s academy player of the year at the end of last season.

Did you know :

Tranmere have played tonight’s visitors seven times : winning once, drawing once and losing five times. The last meeting coming in a league cup tie in the August of 2012 where Tranmere lost 3-0.

  • The main stand, Bebbington paddock and Town Paddock will be open for home fans and the cowshed will be open for the visitors.

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