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Match Preview: Tranmere Rovers vs. Southend United

21 November 2014

A look ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League Two game against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

The Lowdown

It's been a troublesome start to life back in Sky Bet League Two for Tranmere Rovers. The Birkenhead outfit failed to register a victory in their opening three games in all competitions as they started life under the stewardship of Rob Edwards, before earning a victory over Wycombe Wanderers. 

A couple of days later and the Merseysiders picked up another win – Edwards' first at home – with a 2-1 scoreline against Morecambe.

However, Rovers didn't push on and a real bit of poor form led to the departure from Prenton Park of Edwards and in came the experienced manager Micky Adams.

Since his appointment at Tranmere, Adams has helped to steady this ship and the club have lost just once in their last six games, in all competitions.

The Officials

Referee: Carl Berry
Assistant Referees: Ken Haycock and Alix Pashley
Fourth Official: James Wilson

The Inside View

Dave Penney: “Tranmere are a big club. Nobody has a divine right to be top of the league and there’s a long way to go. They’ve recently – like Hartlepool – changed their manager and Micky Adams knows the league well.”

Micky Adams: “We've seen enough recently to show we're fast improving. I firmly believe that. You'll look at the league table and you'll believe we're a poor side.”

The Previous Five Meetings

February 2010: Southend United 1-1 Tranmere Rovers
November 2009: Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Southend United
February 2009: Southend United 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
November 2008: Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Southend United
April 2008: Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Southend United

The Overall Record

Southend United wins: 13
Draws: 14
Tranmere Rovers wins: 21

The Tickets

Click here for ticket information ahead of Saturday’s game.

The Game

Keep up-to-date with the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there’ll be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC.

The Commentary

Listen to exclusive commentary of Saturday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex. To sign up, or listen, click here.


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