Positive start to season for Tranmere

Tranmere hosted Walsall this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off, in their first fixture of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

This is the first competitive game back in charge of the club for Micky Mellon, who returned to Prenton Park earlier this summer.

A number of summer signings made their competitive debuts for the club, having featured in the club’s pre-season games.

Tranmere Rovers 1 – Walsall 0

Tranmere bagged three points against Walsall at Prenton Park this afternoon in the team’s first League 2 game under the leadership of Micky Mellon.

Glatzel was in good form from the get-go. An early cross to Dieseruvwe was deflected out for a corner and a short while later, there was good play between Glatzel and Feeney, with another Tranmere corner resulting.

Walsall’s 1000 fans cheered on as their team showed threats in the final third, but failed to get a shot on target. Former Rovers man Monthe was denied the chance to shoot through some great work by McManaman.

Following a goalless first half, despite Tranmere having most of the control, The Saddlers showed danger in the Tranmere half.

Tranmere’s hard work paid off and with 17 minutes left on the clock, the score was 1-0. Assisted by Merrie, McManaman side-footed home, scoring on his Tranmere League 2 debut.

Merrie didn’t stay on the pitch for very long after his assist, when he was given what appeared to be a harsh red for a foul on Walsall’s Tyrese Shade.

The score line ended 1-0 to Tranmere in what was a deserved win.

Tranmere’s next outing is a visit to Boundary Lane for their meeting with Oldham Athletic in the EFL Cup on Tuesday 10 August.

These fans express their opinion on today’s game…


Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
13 Joe Murphy GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
6 Chris Merrie DF
5 Tom Davies DF
26 Peter Clarke (C) DF
8 Jay Spearing MF
14 Callum McManaman‎ MF
10 Ryan Watson MF
16 Paul Glatzel MF
9 Emmanuel Dieseruvwe FW
11 Liam Feeney FW

25 Ross Doohan SUB
24 Kyle Hayde SUB
23 Joseph Maguire SUB
17 Sam Foley SUB
7 Kieron Morris SUB
12 Charlie Jolley SUB
20 Elliott Nevitt SUB

Micky Mellon

Carl Brook


Walsall FC – Formation 4-2-3-1
12 Carl Rushworth GK
22 Zak Mills DF
3 Stephen Ward DF
5 Ash Taylor‎ DF
6 Emmanuel Monthe DF
4 Joss Labadie (C) MF
28 Tyrese Shade MF
8 Liam Kinsella MF
10 Emmanuel Osadebe MF
7 Brendan Kiernan MF
9 Conor Wilkinson FW

1 Jack Rose SUB
18 Tom Leak SUB
24 Rollin Menayese SUB
16 Alfie Bates SUB
17 Jack Earing SUB
20 Sam Perry SUB
15 Kieran Phillips SUB

Matty Taylor

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