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League One Newcomers: Tranmere

The final part of our look at the latest sides to join the third tier

19 June 2019

Pompey v Tranmere
Club News

League One Newcomers: Tranmere

The final part of our look at the latest sides to join the third tier

19 June 2019

Tranmere will be looking to continue their renaissance next term and build on successive promotions.

They were preparing for a third campaign in the National League two years ago, but have since enjoyed a couple of play-off triumphs.

Pompey have not faced Rovers since the 2014/15 season, which saw the Merseyside outfit surrender the Football League status they had gained in 1921.

LAST SEASON
Tranmere finished sixth in League Two, but entered the play-offs having won just one of their final seven regular season games.

A 2-1 aggregate victory accounted for Forest Green in the semi-finals, however, before they struck right at the end of extra-time to beat Newport at Wembley.

THE MANAGER
Micky Mellon has been in charge at Prenton Park since October 2016 and guided Rovers to back-to-back promotions.

He previously took charge of Fleetwood and Shrewsbury, while his playing career included a couple of spells with Tranmere.

POMPEY CONNECTIONS
Full-back Adam Buxton made just four appearances during a short spell with Pompey under Paul Cook, but played a key role in last season’s promotion success.

Winger Ben Tollitt scored once in 18 games during his time at Fratton Park, although spent much of the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Wrexham.

HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 13 wins
Tranmere: 14 wins
7 draws

Last Fratton meeting
Pompey 3 (Westcarr, Taylor 2)
Tranmere 2 (Myrie-Williams, Jones (og))
League Two
February 24 2015

Last away meeting
Tranmere 3 (Fenelon, Rowe, Power)
Pompey 1 (Westcarr)
League Two
November 29 2014

ROVERS STATS
Formed: 1884
Best league finish: 4th in Division One (1992/93)
Ground: Prenton Park
Distance from Fratton Park: 260.4 miles
Estimated drive time: 4 hours 27 minutes
League One title odds: 50/1

10-YEAR HISTORY
2018/19 League Two: 6th
2017/18 National League: 2nd
2016/17 National League: 2nd
2015/16 National League: 6th
2014/15 League Two: 24th
2013/14 League One: 21st
2012/13 League One: 11th
2011/12 League One: 12th
2010/11 League One: 17th
2009/10 League One: 19th


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