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2 May 2019

We welcome Tranmere on Saturday for the sixth meeting between the clubs but first here in League Two.

Reds will be looking to avenge last October’s 5-1 defeat at Prenton Park when Ollie Palmer got our consolation in the second half.

Rovers were the runaway League One leaders the first time the two sides played each other here in September 2012.

Just two minutes had elapsed when Danny Holmes put the visitors ahead but before 15 minutes had been played the Reds were 2-1 ahead thanks to goals from Josh Simpson and Kyle McFadzean.

Jake Cassidy levelled the scores before half-time but Rovers ran riot in the second half with Cassidy bagging his second after Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro had put Tranmere ahead. Andy Robinson made it 5-2 in stoppage time.

The return fixture also ended in victory for Tranmere when Zoumana Bakayogo and David Amoo scored a goal each in a 2-0 win in January 2013 on our first visit to Prenton Park.

Seven months later we fought out a 3-3 draw on the Wirral.

Joe Walsh headed the Reds in front after just ten minutes but Tranmere led 2-1 at the break thanks to a brace from Joe Thompson. Billy Clarke equalised midway through the second half and Walsh bagged himself a second goal ten minutes from the end. Town were cruelly denied victory in second-half stoppage time when Ryan Lowe – now Bury manager - made it 3-3.

Our first win over Tranmere came the last time we played them here back in April 2014 when Gwion Edwards and Matt Tubbs scored in a 2-0 win, one of three victories in six days that eased us away from the League One relegation zone while Rovers were relegated.

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