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The Big Match Preview: Tranmere vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

15 November 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Tranmere Rovers vs Wycombe Wanderers
Sunday 17th November 2019 (kick off 12pm)
Prenton Park
Referee: John Busby

Part two of the 'Tranmere trilogy' sees Wanderers return to Prenton Park eight days after their 2-2 in the FA Cup first round, but this time there's league points at stake, and the opportunity for Wycombe to return to the League 1 summit.

The Sky Sports cameras will be on the Wirral to broadcast the action live across the globe as both sides renew acquaintances, having previously gone almost five years without meeting following Rovers' demotion into non-league.

Micky Mellon's men are on the rise, though, having won back-to-back promotions, and currently sit 18th in the division, while the Chairboys are second to Ipswich only on goal difference, and ready to capitalise on the Tractor Boys' free weekend during the international break.

Both managers will have learned plenty during last week's FA Cup affair, and Rovers know they must limit the set-piece threat of Joe Jacobson, who scored last Saturday and should line up for his 500th career appearance on his 33rd birthday.

Can't make it to Prenton Park? Watch it live with fellow fans in the Caledonian Suite at Adams Park.

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Wanderers have been given tickets in the Cowshed Stand at Prenton Park (all seated and covered behind one goal).

Prices are as follows, with a £3 increase if bought on the day (except for under 12 tickets).

Adults (23-64): £19
Seniors (65+): £12
Young Adults (18-22): £12
Under 18: £6
Under 12: £2 (when accompanied)

On the day of the match (once sales via Wycombe's TicketCo system have ended) an online facility will be set up on trfctickets.co.uk; select home matches -> Wycombe Wanderers -> Cowshed, and you can purchase tickets from here, which will be sent to a smartphone and scanned in on the turnstile. Online sales remain at the cheaper, advanced rate outlined above.

Alternatively Wycombe supporters can pay in store at Prenton Park, however there is a £3 increase for all age categories except under 18s. There is no cash turnstile facility.

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Paul Smyth is available again after impressing in his comeback match at MK Dons on Tuesday, while Jack Grimmer could be fit to make the trip after missing last weekend's cup tie. Fred Onyedinma is the only guaranteed absentee, though his return isn't far away.

Tranmere are reporting no fresh injury concerns, with Calum Woods now back in full training.

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Wycombe will be in their regular blue strip for this fixture.

Man in the Middle
John Busby has shown 63 yellow cards and four red cards in 17 matches in the middle so far.

His last involvement in a Wycombe fixture was the 3-2 defeat at home to Portsmouth last season.

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By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: CH42 9PY

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the normal route to the northbound M6 (M40 and M42). Leave the M6 at Junction 20 then keep left on the westbound M56 signposted North Wales, Chester, Runcorn. Leave the M56 at Junction 15 then join the M53, signposted Ellesmere Port and Birkenhead. Exit M53 at Junction 4 and take the fourth exit from the roundabout onto the B5151 (Mount Road). The ground is signposted from here. Continue for 2.5 miles when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road and turn right into Prenton Road West at the traffic lights. The ground is on the right-hand side after 200 yards.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 197 (approx. journey time in normal traffic conditions 3 hours 15 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
There is a very large car park at the ground which costs £5 per car per game. Car park tickets can be purchased in advance from the Ticket Office on 0333 014 4452 and online at www.trfctickets.co.uk. Beware of a residents parking scheme which is in operation around on many roads around the ground. Further along Borough Road, going past the Kop Stand, is a sports ground which has parking spaces costing £3 per car.

Using the train?
The closest railway stations are Rock Ferry and Birkenhead Central, both served by Liverpool Lime Street. Both stations are a fair walk from the ground (15-20 minutes).

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Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 16,587 (all seated). Away fans are housed behind one goal - in the affectionately named Cowshed. This fairly new covered, all seated stand, has good facilities and unhindered views of the playing action and can house up to 2,200 fans. The concourses are of a good size and the acoustics of the stand good, meaning that away fans can really make some noise from inside this stand. The main telephone number is 0333 014 4452. 

Time on your hands?
The Prenton Park Hotel, which is very close to the visiting supporters’ turnstiles, is popular with away fans. A short way along Prenton Park Road is the Birch Tree, which also welcomes visiting fans. Previously called the Mersey Clipper, it has been refurbished and is now part of the Flaming Grill chain. Other hostelries within walking distance are The Sportsman’s Arms on Prenton Road East and The Cock and Pullet on Woodchurch Road (about a 10-minute walk away). There are several take-aways and restaurants nearby. At the ground, outside the Main Stand, the Club have put together a Fan Parke, which visiting supporters are welcome to visit. This has a mix of music, street food, plus a bar. Part of it is housed in a covered indoor marquee.

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Inside the UK & Ireland: Listen live on iFollow (£2.50 for an audio pass, or £4.49 for a monthly pass, or £45 for the season).

Or, of course, enjoy the live broadcast on Sky Sports or your regional equivalent!

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Match Reports

Report: Tranmere 0-2 Wycombe

Akinfenwa nets 50th Wanderers goal; Jacobson provides goal and assist on 33rd birthday and 500th career appearance.

17 November 2019

Wycombe Wanderers returned to the League 1 summit on a memorable afternoon for goalscorers Adebayo Akinfenwa and Joe Jacobson, televised live on Sky Sports.

Akinfenwa capped a strong spell of first-half pressure with a precise header to break the deadlock from Joe Jacobson's assist - the striker's 50th goal for the club - before Jacobson marked his 500th career appearance and 33rd birthday with a penalty shortly after following a foul on David Wheeler.

Rovers improved after the break but Ryan Allsop stood firm to preserve yet another clean sheet as Wycombe made it three league wins on the spin ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup first round replay against the same opposition at Adams Park.

Gareth Ainsworth made three changes from the side that started when the two teams met in the FA Cup first round eight days earlier, with Jack Grimmer returning at right-back while Adebayo Akinfenwa and Scott Kashket came into the frontline, with Sido Jombati, Rolando Aarons and Alex Samuel missing out.

Tranmere started brightly, just as they did last weekend, and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy blasted into the side netting following a patient build-up down the right, and they proceeded to enjoy the greater possession with Hepburn-Murphy mis-controlling a fine through-ball which could potentially have taken him through on goal.

But Wanderers settled, and sparked panic from a corner from Joe Jacobson – making his 500th career appearance on his 33rd birthday – as keeper Scott Davies failed to gather before the ball was scrambled clear.

Then a superb counter-attack, launched by Ryan Allsop into a smart combination into Dominic Gape and Scott Kashket, resulted in another corner following a burst from Grimmer, and moments later another impressive build-up resulted in a free header for Akinfenwa, which landed straight in the arms of Davies.

Two penalty shouts from Kashket were waved away by referee John Busby – the second in particular looking a like spot-kick once he got the wrong side of the defender and had his heels clipped – and then a lay-off from Akinfenwa caught David Wheeler on his weaker left foot and his low first-time drive was collected by the keeper.

Kashket was proving too hot to handle, and prompted Liam Ridehalgh to halt a surge with a late trip which earned the left-back a yellow card, as Wanderers continued to impose themselves and carry the greater goal threat.

A rare Rovers counter-attack was superbly thwarted by a slide tackle from Matt Bloomfield as Hepburn-Murphy closed in, before the breakthrough came courtesy of a trademark Adebayo Akinfenwa header.

A Tranmere handball presented Jacobson with the chance to deliver a free-kick, and his set-piece was typically spot-on, finding Akinfenwa with enough space to plant his header past the keeper.

Within a couple of minutes, the lead was doubled. Wheeler was shoved to the ground as a Jacobson corner entered the box and the referee pointed to the spot, giving the birthday boy the chance to mark the occasion with a coolly-take spot-kick as Davies dived left.

2-0 is how it stood at the break, and the deficit prompted Tranmere to make two changes at the break, introducing pacy wingers Morgan Ferrier and Corey Blackett-Taylor at the expense of left-back Ridehalgh and central midfielder David Perkins.

Jack Grimmer went into the book soon after the interval, before Matt Bloomfield had a near-post drive parried behind for a corner and Wheeler sent a glancing header narrowly wide.

Bloomfield then collected a knock which forced his withdrawal from the game, with Nick Freeman taking his place, and the game became stretched as Rovers looked to up the tempo with a view to clawing their way back into the match.

Alex Samuel then took the place of Kashket just past the hour-mark, and he was tripped during a breakway by Darren Potter, who went into the ref’s notebook.

Curtis Thompson followed soon after, halting Hepburn-Murphy’s progress – the striker’s final action before being replaced by Paul Mullin.

The resultant free-kick – taken by Blackett-Taylor – was expertly tipped away by Allsop, and the same attacker then saw a shot bravely blocked by Darius Charles as the ball bounced awkwardly round the box.

Blackett-Taylor was growing into the game, and cut in from the left to unleash a fierce strike which was thankfully straight at Allsop, as Tranmere continued to attack down the left with a view to targeting the already-booked Grimmer.

Connor Jennings then drilled over the top from 25 yards, with Wycombe standing firm to prevent any penalty area entries, before Gareth Ainsworth made his final chance, introducing Nnamdi Ofoborh for David Wheeler.

Then Ferrier was off-target with an ambition shot from range, before a good spell from Wycombe resulted in Freeman lashing a chance just wide from 20 yards with the keeper beaten.

Connor Jennings had a late chance which was well palmed to safety by Allsop, and the referee soon called time on a third successive league win which returns the Blues to pole position.

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Ticket News

Tickets on sale: Tranmere (A, 17/11)

Game at Prenton Park will kick off at noon, to be shown live on Sky Sports.

18 October 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the televised League 1 match at Tranmere Rovers on Sunday 17th November, kicking off at noon.

This fixture will be shown in the Caledonian Suite at Adams Park for fans who aren't able to make it to Prenton Park.

Wanderers have received an initial allocation of 400 tickets in the Cowshed Stand (all seated and undercover), with more available on request.

Prices are as follows, with a £3 increase if bought on the day (except for under 12 tickets).

Adults (23-64): £19
Seniors (65+): £12
Young Adults (18-22): £12
Under 18: £6
Under 12: £2 (when accompanied)

On the day of the match (once sales via Wycombe's TicketCo system have ended) an online facility will be set up on trfctickets.co.uk; select home matches -> Wycombe Wanderers -> Cowshed, and you can purchase tickets from here, which will be sent to a smartphone and scanned in on the turnstile. Online sales remain at the cheaper, advanced rate outlined above.

Alternatively Wycombe supporters can pay in store at Prenton Park, however there is a £3 increase for all age categories except under 18s. There is no cash turnstile facility.

To book tickets, head to tickets.wwfc.com to buy online.

1) Select the Tranmere vs Wycombe fixture
2) Choose collection* or postage, and hit 'Place Your Order'
3) Select the ticket types and quantities you wish to purchase, and hit 'Please continue'
4) Continue through the next steps to confirm your order, input your personal details, and make the payment
5) Once your payment is complete, you'll receive a receipt with a QR code, but this is NOT your ticket. For all away fixtures, you'll need a traditional paper ticket, which you can receive by post, or collect it (see point 3 above)

*Away tickets made available for collection can be picked up from Adams Park until 1pm on the day before the game, or from the home club's stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game

To book coach travel, visit http://www.owwsa.co.uk.

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