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Cole Stockton takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Ben Garratt.
Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis.
Shot by Mathias Pogba went over the net.
Clearance made by Stephen Arthurworrey.
Foul by Andy Robinson on George Evans, free kick awarded.
Ben Garratt restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Ellis fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick.
Andy Robinson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Anthony Grant on Andy Robinson, free kick awarded.
Uche Ikpeazu has an effort at goal. Owain Fon Williams catches the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Tootle.
Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Koumas on Anthony Grant.
Shot by Jason Koumas missed to the left of goal.
(Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Andy Robinson coming on for Jake Kirby.
Shot by Ryan Lowe went wide left of the target.
Ash Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Uche Ikpeazu on Matthew Pennington, free kick awarded.
Uche Ikpeazu is brought on as a substitute for Ajay Leitch-Smith.
Shot by Mathias Pogba cleared the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Steven Jennings results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.
Mark Ellis fouled by Jason Koumas, the ref awards a free kick.
Jake Cassidy leaves the field to be replaced by Cole Stockton.
Matthew Pennington challenges Matt Tootle unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ash Taylor takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Grant on Jason Koumas.
Mathias Pogba is brought on as a substitute for Byron Moore.
Shot by Jake Kirby went over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Cassidy on Kelvin Mellor.
Ajay Leitch-Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Jennings challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Matthew Kennedy is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Shot by Bradden Inman missed to the right of the net.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Cassidy.
Unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Stephen Arthurworrey results in a free kick.
Bradden Inman takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.
Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
Foul by Chuks Aneke on Steven Jennings, free kick awarded.
Shot by Evan Horwood cleared the net.
Steven Jennings restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Pennington fouled by Chuks Aneke, the ref awards a free kick.
Stephen Arthurworrey takes the free kick.
Steven Jennings fouled by Ajay Leitch-Smith, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Matthew Pennington.
Jason Koumas takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Kennedy by Kelvin Mellor.
Ben Garratt takes the free kick.
Jake Cassidy challenges Mark Ellis unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Ash Taylor.
George Evans booked for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by George Evans on Jason Koumas, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Ben Garratt.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor by Matthew Kennedy.
Clearance made by Chuks Aneke.
Corner taken by Jason Koumas.
The referee blows for offside against Ryan Lowe.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jason Koumas. Matthew Pennington scores with a header. Tranmere 1-0 Crewe.
Foul by Jake Cassidy on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Jason Koumas from the right by-line.
Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Koumas fouled by Chuks Aneke, the ref awards a free kick.
Matthew Pennington restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Cassidy by Matt Tootle.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Jake Cassidy.
Free kick crossed by Jason Koumas.
Unfair challenge on Jake Cassidy by Kelvin Mellor results in a free kick.
Steven Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant.
Free kick taken by Bradden Inman.
Foul by Matthew Kennedy on Bradden Inman, free kick awarded.
The game begins.
Moore pondering new front pairing
Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore could consider pairing Jake Cassidy and Ryan Lowe together in attack against Crewe after the former's loan return this week.
Wolves striker Cassidy is back for a third spell at Rovers, for whom he has scored 16 times already, and the potential to utilise him alongside top scorer Lowe, who has 15 goals to his credit this season alone, is one Moore has said he would relish.
Centre-back Ian Goodison could return from the thigh injury which has kept him out since before Christmas while fellow defender Danny Holmes' back problem is not expected to see him miss out.
Captain James Wallace will complete a three-game suspension and Evan Horwood is likely to slot in at left-back due to a groin injury for Liam Ridehalgh.
Crewe are hopeful on-loan striker Uche Ikpeazu can feature.
The Watford loanee missed the midweek win over MK Dons after failing a late fitness test because of an ankle injury, yet the Alex remain hopeful he can play a part on the Wirral.
Boss Steve Davis also has a concern over fellow striker Vadaine Oliver (hip), while long-term injuries to Ryan Colclough (stomach) and Max Clayton (ankle) mean the Railwaymen are particularly short in that department.
Defender Olllie Turton could come into the reckoning, having been back in full training following a knee injury, while last season's top scorer Mathias Pogba continues his return from a knee injury, although he has still yet to start a game this season.
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