Tranmere vs Yeovil Town – need to know facts and stats

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It’s been over six years since Yeovil came to Prenton Park in league action, but they return today with another vital three points on the line for each team.

Team news

Tranmere will definitely be without Ollie Banks as he continues to recover from injury, while captain Steve McNulty may again miss out. Ritchie Sutton is touch and go having been substituted due to injury against Morecambe on Boxing Day.

Ben Tollitt is out on loan at Wrexham while the likes of Ryan Williams and Franklyn Akammadu are still struggling to make the bench with competition high.

Joann Arquin will lead the line for Yeovil having just penned a new contract which extends his stay at Huish Park until the end of this season. Young winger Diallang Jaiyesemi is out for the season injured.

Midfielder Sessi D’Almeida is one booking away from a suspension for the visitors,

Season so far

The two teams drew 0-0 at Huish Park earlier this season, James Norwood missing a great opportunity to win it for Tranmere in stoppage time. But it was a fair result and one which continued Rovers’ fine start to the season.

Today, both teams have their focus at different ends of the table. Rovers are in eight just two points off the play-offs and four from the automatic spots, while at the other end the Glovers are 21st and fighting against relegation. They’re three points clear of a resurgent Macclesfield who occupy 23rd position.

Goal scorers

James Norwood celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet League Two match between Tranmere and Colchester United (Richard Ault/Tranmere Rovers)

Tranmere
James Norwood: 16 league goals

Yeovil
Alex Fisher: 6 league goals

Assists

Tranmere
Connor Jennings: 6

Yeovil
Yoann Arquin and Carl Dickinson: 3

Form

Tranmere: LWLLW (17th in form table)
Yeovil: LLDDL (21st in form table)

Clean sheets

Tranmere: 9
Yeovil: 8

Home/away clean sheets

Home – Tranmere: 7 (joint best in division)
Away – Yeovil: 5 (joint second best in division)

Referee

Referee Charles Breakspear shows a yellow card to Stevenage’s Johnny Hunt during the Sky Bet League Two match between Stevenage and Tranmere (Richard Ault/Tranmere Rovers)

Charles Breakspear – Refereed one Tranmere game this season, that was the opening day draw at Stevenage. He produced two yellow cards and sent off a Stevenage player late on.

In total this season, he has shown 92 yellow cards and ten red cards in 26 matches.

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