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🧐 The Opposition: Tranmere Rovers

We take an in-depth look at Tranmere Rovers ahead of tonight's Sky Bet League Two clash with Micky Mellon's side

27 November 2018

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Grimsby Town look to make it three Sky Bet League Two games unbeaten as they welcome Tranmere Rovers to Blundell Park tonight (7.45pm).

Michael Jolley's side twice came from behind to pick up a 2-2 draw with Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium last weekend.

And the Mariners will be looking to make it five home league games unbeaten as they host eighth-place Tranmere Rovers tonight.

Tranmere are winless in their previous two games, losing 3-2 to Crewe Alexandra and drawing 1-1 with Oldham Athletic, but sit just a point outside the automatic promotion places after 19 games in their first season back in the EFL.

Last five league results

Tranmere Rovers: L, W, W, L, D

Grimsby Town: L, L, L, W, D

One to watch: James Norwood

The striker is Sky Bet League Two's top goalscorer so far this season, with 13 goals in 18 league games.

And Norwood is currently in fine form, scoring seven goals in his last six games in all competitions, including braces in the wins over Crawley Town and Exeter City.

The 28-year-old has scored 66 goals in 138 league games for Mellon's side since his move from Forest Green Rovers in 2015.

Last starting XI

Tranmere came from behind to earn a point last time out as they drew 1-1 with Oldham Athletic at Prenton Park.

Mellon's side started with Davies in goal, and a back four of Jake Caprice, Steve McNulty, Emmanuel Monthe, and Zoumana Bakayogo.

Oliver Banks, goalscorer Connor Jennings, Luke McCullough, and Dylan Mottley-Henry made up the midfield, with Paul Mullin and James Norwood up front.

Tickets are still available for tonight's Sky Bet League Two clash with Tranmere Rovers.


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