Match Previews

country flag League 2 Round Play-Off 1/2 Final (1)
Fri 10 May 2019 19:45
Referee
J. Busby
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  10oC | Precip: 12% (0 in) | Wind 4.1 mph
Travel Info
3 hours coach
Distance
267 KM (Distance Matrix)

Tranmere Rovers

Last updated: Sat 11 May 2019 08:26
In Brief

Much-changed Rovers side beaten at Crawley Town on the last day of the season; no new injury concerns; trio sidelined.

Looking Back

A much-changed Tranmere Rovers were beaten 3-1 by Crawley Town on the last day of the season at the Broadfield Stadium.

Manager Micky Mellon made eight changes to the starting line-up with only Scott Davies, Manny Monthe and James Norwood keeping their places.

Steve McNulty made a welcome return after missing the last four months with an Achilles injury.

Looking Ahead

Mellon is likely to revert to the same side which drew 1-1 with Bury last week.

Jake Caprice and Sid Nelson are expected to come straight back into the side after being rested.

Ishmael Miller (hamstring) isn't expected to feature in the play-offs.

Evan Gumbs and Mark Ellis are set to miss the rest of 2019 with long-term knee injuries.

Luke McCullough has returned to parent club Doncaster Rovers with his knee injury keeping out of action until next season.

Points of Interest

Tranmere Rovers have lost the last four meetings between the two sides, including the 2017 National League play-off final at Wembley.

Forest Green Rovers

Last updated: Sat 11 May 2019 08:26
In Brief

Much-changed Green Devils play out goal-less draw with Exeter City on the final day; George Williams back in contention; manager Mark Cooper has a fully-fit squad.

Looking Back

Forest Green Rovers held Exeter City to a goal-less draw at the New Lawn on the final day of the season.

Manager Mark Cooper made six changes to his starting line-up with Isaac Pearce and Shawn McCoulsky partnered in attack.

Udoka Godwin-Malife, Lee Collins, Lloyd James and Paul Digby were all handed recalls.

Joseph Mills, Liam Shepherd, Carl Winchester, Reece Brown and Christian Doidge dropped to the bench whilst Farrend Rawson was rested.

Looking Ahead

Cooper has no new injury concerns and is likely to revert to the side which were beaten 4-3 at Crewe Alexandra.

George Williams is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury which has kept him out for the last three weeks.

Udoka Godwin-Malife and Isaac Pearce are both likely to miss out.

Points of Interest

Forest Green Rovers have won the last four meetings between the two sides, including the 2017 National League play-off final at Wembley.

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Transfer out
  • Luke McCullough (r) (Midfielder, Doncaster Rovers, Loan ended)
Probable Bench
Transfer out
  • Luke McCullough (r) (Midfielder, Doncaster Rovers, Loan ended)

Forest Green Rovers

Last updated: Sat 11 May 2019 08:26
In Brief

Much-changed Green Devils play out goal-less draw with Exeter City on the final day; George Williams back in contention; manager Mark Cooper has a fully-fit squad.

Looking Back

Forest Green Rovers held Exeter City to a goal-less draw at the New Lawn on the final day of the season.

Manager Mark Cooper made six changes to his starting line-up with Isaac Pearce and Shawn McCoulsky partnered in attack.

Udoka Godwin-Malife, Lee Collins, Lloyd James and Paul Digby were all handed recalls.

Joseph Mills, Liam Shepherd, Carl Winchester, Reece Brown and Christian Doidge dropped to the bench whilst Farrend Rawson was rested.

Looking Ahead

Cooper has no new injury concerns and is likely to revert to the side which were beaten 4-3 at Crewe Alexandra.

George Williams is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury which has kept him out for the last three weeks.

Udoka Godwin-Malife and Isaac Pearce are both likely to miss out.

Points of Interest

Forest Green Rovers have won the last four meetings between the two sides, including the 2017 National League play-off final at Wembley.

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