The Mariners play host to Tranmere Rovers tomorrow at Blundell Park (kick-off 3pm)

Town come into this fixture having not played for a fortnight due to the fixture at Harrogate Town last weekend being postponed. However, in round 28 of the League Two season, Town will face a rejuvenised Tranmere Rovers side since the appointment of Nigel Adkins as manager.

Team News

Head Coach David Artell has stated that Arthur Gnahoua has been back in training and isn’t far off a return. Rekeil Pyke is a bit further behind but on the timescale of expected return. Doug Tharme is also in contention for a first appearance in a black and white shirt.

Tranmere Rovers

These two sides last met at the start of October when both teams settled for an entertaining draw at two-a-piece. Rovers took the lead in the first half through Morris, but the Mariners hit back with two goals from Rose and Pyke before a second half goal from Jennings finished the game off.

Tranmere are currently managed by former Premier League boss Nigel Adkins who took charge of his side back in September as interim manager. He made the move a permanent one in November 2023 where he has overseen an overturn in form.

Rovers were relegated back into Sky Bet League Two in 2020 after a one-year stint in League One the previous season. Prior to that, Tranmere gained promotion from the National League in 2018 achieving their goal via the play-offs at Wembley.

Saturday’s visitors are out of all three trophy competitions after losing to Leicester City in the EFL Cup Second Round, being narrowly beaten by Stevenage in the FA Cup first round and finishing bottom of their EFL Trophy Group with one point. In their respective league campaign, Tranmere sit one place above Town in 18th place.


The team from Merseyside come into this game off the back of two straight league defeats but prior to that they’d only lost one in their last ten league fixtures which has catapulted them away from the relegation zone.

In Tranmere’s last outing they were narrowly beaten at home by MK Dons thanks to a 96th minute winner from Harrison. A game which saw them equalise in less than 15 minutes played.

Saturday’s visitors hadn’t won a single league game away from home until Boxing Day but since have won two or their last three games on the road.

Connor Jennings and Kieron Morris are both the tied top scorers of Tranmere having registered nine goals so far this season with Jennings also holding the rank for the club’s top assister this season as well.


Overseas supporters will be able to watch Saturday’s match against Tranmere Rovers on Mariners TV with match passes available for £10 – they are available HERE.


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