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In Opposition: Tranmere Rovers

Steve Ball's side preparing for Tranmere test

1 January 2021

The U's will head in to the New Year looking to build on their positive point in the week, after a goalless draw at home to Cheltenham Town.

Manager - Keith Hill

Top Scorer(s) - James Vaughan (11)

Last Result - Barrow 1-1 Tranmere Rovers 29/12/2020

It is now just over a month since the arrival of Keith Hill at Prenton Park, and his six league games in charge on the Wirral have brought mixed fortunes for the side relegated from Sky Bet League One at the end of last season. 

When Hill took over, Rovers were on a winning streak under caretaker bosses Ian Dawes and Andy Parkinson, coming out victorious in four games on the spin. The run continued for just one league game, with victory over Oldham before a first loss in the job, a 3-1 defeat to Walsall. 

After their recent run of results, Rovers now sit thirteenth in the table, one place below Colchester United after their midweek game on the road at Barrow, and speaking after the draw, Hill was content with what he described as a 'positive point'. 


"I’m a bit disappointed with the result, but a good performance like tonight gives me a lot of encouragement going into the next games." - Keith Hill

"I don’t need to look at the league table to give a judgement on where we are or where we can be. I believe that we’re going to have to start doing things better in and out of possession, progressively.

"Tonight, I am really pleased with the performance and it’s a positive point. We have a lot of games left and there are a lot of opportunities to gain good points for this marvellous football club that we work for."

Hill has had his Tranmere side playing some decent football, with a 4-1-2-1-2 formation, with former Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing playing as the holding midfielder. 

The experienced front-man in James Vaughan always brings goals, already having twelve this season already. 

And at the back, thirty-three-year-old Scott Davies has the experience of getting promoted with Tranmere, back in the 2018/19 season, and captains the side from the Wirrall. 

With games now being played behind closed doors once again at athe JobServe Community Stadium, the only way to watch is with a match pass from iFollow, click HERE to get yours. 

Programmes are available for this evening's game, click HERE to get yours. 

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