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Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Barrow

29 September 2022

Match Previews

Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Barrow

29 September 2022

Tranmere Rovers v Barrow
Saturday 1st October 2022, kick-off 3pm
Prenton Park
Sky Bet League Two

Founded in 1884, Tranmere have been a prominent name within the English football pyramid achieving the 3rd Division Title (Equivalent Current EFL League 1) in 1937/38, FA Cup quarter finalists on 3 occasions between 1999-2004 and League Cup runners up in 1999-00.

Rovers signed a certain John Aldridge from Real Sociedad for a fee worth around £250,000 in the summer of 1991. The former Liverpool striker is widely considered to be the greatest signing in the club’s history.

Rovers currently sit in 14th place in League Two, however come into the fixture on the back of 2 wins from their previous 2 fixtures, with a dramatic 1-0 victory last time out vs Walsall. A 95th minute winner from Elliot Nevitt delivered all 3 pts for Rovers at the Bescot Stadium.

The Venue
Tranmere Rovers have called Prenton Park their home since 1912, boasting a capacity of 16,587. Shared with Liverpool Women and Reserve teams, the stadia, which has played host to Tranmere fixtures for much of their tenure, has seen a record capacity of 24,424 vs Stoke City in 1972.

Located in Birkenhead, Prenton Park has seen an average attendance this season of 6,111.

Head To Head
A total of 82 fixtures have been played between the sides, dating back to March 1922. Tranmere edge the head-head with 36 victories to Barrow’s 25.

The last meeting between the two sides was at Holker Street last term. Bluebirds fans might remember Ollie Banks converting from the penalty spot to level the game, following an early strike from SWA's Josh Hawkes.

Pete Wild’s side will look to bounce back from defeat to Leyton Orient, with Barrow situated in 4th place compared to Saturday’s hosts Rovers, who find themselves in 14th.  

Sam Purkiss will be the man with the whistle at Prenton Park at the weekend.

Purkiss has refereed 3 League Two fixtures and a Carabao Cup clash between Ipswich Town & Colchester Utd this season.

Barrow fans, you might remember him from the goalless FA Cup Second Round round tie at Portman Road last December, where he last officiated Barrow, a fixture that sent us to a memorable replay.

Purkiss will be joined at Prenton Park by Danny Gratton & Alex Gray and Fourth Official Thomas Kirk.

Click here for all the information on tickets for the fixture.

The Bluebirds Trust are offering coach travel from £20pp for the trip to Prenton Park.

Visit The Bluebirds Trust's website for more information.

Live Streaming
We are not allowed to live stream games in the UK between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday, so this weekend’s game will not be available to domestic supporters.

Barrow fans outside of the UK will be able to access a live stream via iFollow and you can purchase the match in the usual way ahead of kick-off

Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to cool commentator Adam Johnson, who will at Prenton Park to describe all the action as it unfolds.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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