Rovers Return! Wembley heroics seal EFL return


Forget Solihull Moors, Boreham Wood and Maidstone, Tranmere will be renewing old acquaintances with the likes of Port Vale, Bury and Oldham Athletic in League Two next season.

After a three-year absence from the Football League, Rovers produced a remarkable display in the face of adversity yesterday. Reduced to 10 men after 50 seconds, all subs used by half-time, yet still Micky Mellon’s heroes fought their way through.

It was fitting that top goal scorers Andy Cook and James Norwood scored a goal each in the showpiece final, Norwood cementing his place in Tranmere folklore for ever more.

As for Rovers and their fans, they return to the Football League a different club than the one that limped out three years ago. Refurbished on and off the pitch. Prenton Park has never looked better, we have a new training ground, a manager who understands the club and the fans, not to mention knows how to get promoted from League Two as well.

It feels like the football world has re-balanced itself somewhat. Rather than us welcoming 20 fans from Gateshead on a Tuesday night, finally there is the opportunity for some decent away followings. Oldham, Bury, Vale and Coventry can all bring 500-1000 away fans depending on circumstances.

Let us hope we never have to visit that dour National League ever again. I don’t want to see another Vanarama or Jako logo inside Prenton Park until the end of time.

We’re on our way back.

EFL Return!

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