Lincoln City v Tranmere Rovers: Match preview

LINCOLN CITY V TRANMERE ROVERS : MATCH PREVIEW

This Saturday (14/12/19), Micky Mellon’s ‘superwhites’ travel to Lincolnshire. They do this with the hope of ‘picking up’ 3 points, for the first time since the 2nd of November when Rushian Hepburn-Murphy’s hat trick sealed the win in Milton Keynes. Standing in their way are Micheal Appleton’s ‘Imps’ who are four points and four places above Tranmere in the third-tier. 

Team news:

Tranmere travel to the east without the services of Scott Davies, after the goalkeeping captain picked up a calf injury in the recent Prenton Park encounter with Accrington Stanley. Also: Mark Ellis, Evan Gumbs, Ishmael Miller, Harvey Gilmour and Ollie Banks all remain on the treatment table. Tranmere striker Morgan Ferrier is a doubt due to, what seems to be, personal troubles. Loanee full-back, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is Back at his parent club as he receives treatment for a hip injury. 

One to watch:

‘Imps’ forward Tyler Walker is the hosts current top scorer, as he has bagged seven league one goals so far. The 23 year old forward is currently on loan, from championship outfit Nottingham Forest after coming through ‘The reds’’ youth system. Walker has previously been loaned out to: Burton Albion, Stevenage, Port Vale, Bolton Wanderers and Mansfield Town. 

 Match officials:

Carl Boyeson is the ‘man in black’ this Saturday. The official from East Yorkshire, has officiated 13 games this season in matches ranging from league one and two and the three different football league competitions. He has, so far, awarded 34 yellow cards and 2 red cards (no straight red cards).

Carl will be assisted by David Avent and Andrew Dallison.

The fourth official for this Saturday’s visit to Lincolnshire will be Hristo Karaivanov.

Past meetings:

Tranmere’s first meeting with Lincoln City came in 1922. In total the two clubs have met 71 times: Tranmere winning 26, Lincoln winning 25 and 20 encounters ending with a draw. 

Did you know?

The ‘superwhites’ most recent football league victory, when Lincoln City hosted the game, came in the late November of 1964. 

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