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6th Apr 17
10 things about Tranmere v The Moors
*Our quick-fire preview of this weekend's game at Prenton Park - by Luke Turner*
What/where/when: Tranmere Rovers v Solihull Moors. Prenton Park. Saturday 8th April (3pm kick-off).

Ticket prices: Adults £19, seniors (65+) £12, young persons (18-22) £12, disabled (with free carer ticket) £12, junior (under-18) £7, accompanied junior (under-14) £2. All of these prices are the matchday price. Away fans are housed in the Cowshed stand.

Directions: From M6/M56 join the M53 and exit at Junction 4 and take the B5151 Mount Road from the fourth exit of the roundabout (the ground is signposted from here). After two and a half miles when Mount Road becomes Storeton Road, turn right at the traffic lights (there is a church on the far right hand corner) into Prenton Road West and the ground is down this road on the right hand side.

Current form: Tranmere: WWWWW Solihull Moors: WLLLL

Current league positions: Tranmere: 2nd with 82 points from 40 games. Solihull Moors: 17th with 48 points from 41 games.

Did you know?

-Tranmere are a club with a vast amount of history and have impressed in cup competitions in the past. Their best FA Cup runs came in the early noughties where they reached the quarter finals on three occasions within the space of just four seasons. In one of those years (2000), they also reached the League Cup final where they finished runners-up to Leicester City, losing 2-1 at Wembley. It’s interesting to note that these cup runs took place whilst they were a First Division (now the Championship) and then a Second Division (now League One) side.

-The home of Tranmere is Prenton Park and it has been since 1912. It is the largest stadium in the National League and holds an impressive 16,587 people. In 1935, it hosted a game which still holds a bit of history. Tranmere beat Oldham Athletic 13-4 which still remains a league record for the amount of goals in one game.

-Former Liverpool player John Aldridge joined Tranmere in 1991 from Real Sociedad for a fee of £250,000. He went on to score 170 times for the club and became the first Tranmere player to score at a World Cup after his goal for the Republic of Ireland against Mexico in 1994. He then managed the club between 1996-2001 and led the team to the League Cup final in 2000.

-Current Tranmere manager Micky Mellon has already tasted success at this level and above in recent years. He led Shrewsbury Town to the Conference Premier title in 2012 before gaining automatic promotion to League One with them in 2015. He also lifted Fleetwood Town out of the Conference North via the play-offs in 2010 where he managed a certain Jamie Vardy.

-Tranmere Rovers’ highest ever league finish came in the 1992-93 season where they finished 4th in Division One. They missed out on a place in the Premier League after losing to eventual promotion winners Swindon Town in the play-off semi-final.
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