As we reported earlier in the summer (here), Tranmere Rovers defender Manny Monthe will be staying at Prenton Park having agreed a new two-year deal.
On the back of the disappointing (albeit inevitable) news of James Norwood leaving the club, it was important to back it up with something positive, and I’m sure all Tranmere supporters will be delighted with the news that Manny will be part of the Rovers rearguard for another two seasons.
The big defender has become a fans’ favourite at Prenton Park, with his ‘coolness personified’ approach to defending which helped Rovers to 23 clean sheets overall last season.
He originally arrived on loan from Forest Green Rovers in February 2018 and was in and out of the team due to the good form of Steve McNulty and Ritchie Sutton, meaning appearances were often out of position at full back.
In the National League play-off final win over Boreham Wood, due to an injury crisis, he began the game at right back before switching to central defence after another injury was sustained during the game.
His 16 months so far at the club has seen two promotions and Monthe has played his part in helping to strengthen Tranmere’s defence, that strength added to his height and pace which makes him a very difficult obstacle for attackers to get past, as we have found during his time with us.
With players beginning to finish their holidays after the play-off success of two or three weeks ago, expect to see a bit more movement in terms of contracts and signings in the coming weeks before pre-season training gets underway at the end of the month.