League Two UK

League Two Play Off Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Morecambe

Tranmere will welcome Morecambe tonight for the first leg of their play-off encounter.

Team News

According to caretaker manager Ian Dawes, apart from Scott Davies nobody is ruled out of the game, though a couple of players will have to be assessed ahead of the game.

Morecambe will be without Kelvin Mellor who is serving the last game of his three-match suspension. John O’Sullivan is still out injured.


The last five games between the sides have seen three wins from Tranmere, a win for Morecambe and a draw. The games this season, saw Morecambe win away 1-0 at Tranmere, though Tranmere won 1-0 in the return fixture.


Tranmere have won two of their last five games, with two draws and a loss also in those five fixtures.

Morecambe have won four of their last five games.

The Manager’s Views

Tranmere’s caretake manager Ian Dawes is looking forward to the ground being filled with 3,000 Tranmere supporters. Dawes told the club’s website “There will be ups and downs in these types of games, and the fans will be united and get behind the players and staff from minute one, and we can’t wait for it and we’re looking forward to the occasion”.

Morecambe manager Derek Adams is looking forward to fans being back and that the players are also looking forward to the return of fans. Adams told the club website “Both sets of supporters will have missed seeing their team play this year, I know that the players have missed having them in the stadium and it’s two really good games to look forward to”.

Final Thoughts

Both games between the sides this season have only produced one goal, so this game will most likely be close.

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