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PREVIEW | TRANMERE ROVERS

A look ahead at tomorrow's opponents

26 October 2020

SCENE SETTER

Reds are ready for their ninth Sky Bet League Two fixture of the season as we take on Tranmere Rovers tomorrow evening at The People’s Pension Stadium - kicking off at an earlier time of 18:30. 

FORM GUIDE

After the Reds ran out as 4-0 victors over league leaders Morecambe last week at The People’s Pension Stadium, in a game where Crawley arguably played their best football of the season so far, we travelled to Devon to take on Exeter City. 

The Grecians were a tough outfit, but the Reds played some fantastic football and took the lead through Max Watters in the first-half. However, the Reds left Devon with no points to show for another strong performance. Exeter scored twice in the final 15 minutes with goals from Jake Taylor and Ryan Bowman. 

We then made another long trip to Salford City where we earned a draw at The Peninsula Stadium. An impressive James Wilson effort gave the hosts the lead but George Francomb scored his third goal of the season to level us up late on, taking a well-deserved point. 

Tomorrow’s opposition sit 16th and two points behind the Reds in the Sky Bet League Two table. After disappointing 1-0 defeats to Newport County and Leyton Orient in the games before, Rovers beat struggling Southend United 2-0 at home on Saturday. 

THE HISTORY

On the last two occasions that the Reds have hosted Tranmere at The People’s Pension Stadium, we have won by a two-goal margin. A spectacular late Panutche Camara goal saw us beat already-promoted Tranmere in the 2018/19 season, and goals from Matt Tubbs and Gwion Edwards earned us a 2-0 win in 2014. 

THE OPPOSITION

Experienced striker James Vaughan has led the line for Tranmere this season, scoring six goals in all competitions so far this season. 

Tricky wingers Otis Khan and Liam Feeney also pose an attacking threat for the Reds, with Feeney having played the majority of his career in the championship. Otis Khan has not yet scored this campaign for the visitors. 

38-year-old Peter Clarke is an experienced head at the heart of the Tranmere defence. Clarke scored last time out against Southend, and has achieved four clean sheets in all competitions so far this season. 

TEAM NEWS

Ashley Nadesan remains a doubt for tomorrow after an injury sustained against Morecambe. 

Reece Grego-Cox remains absent after the injury he picked up at Exeter City last season.

 

HOW THEY BET*

Crawley 7/5 

Draw 23/10

Tranmere 2/1

*Odds correct with EFL partners Sky Bet at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

COVERAGE

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