Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Holker Street will host Thursday’s League Two game between Barrow and Tranmere, the two playoffs-chasing sides. The Super Whites aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Doncaster, and they must be high on spirits following the Boxing Day triumph. A man to watch in the away team will be Kane Hemmings, who found the net in Monday’s clash, while Paul Lewis is pushing for a start.
Meanwhile, th hosts head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Salford City. Barrow are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, and seeing that they will go for a victory against Tranmere, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Since there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, Pete Wild is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with Salford City.
Highlighted Player (Ross Doohan):
Born in Clydebank, Scotland on March 29, 1998, Ross Doohan is a talented goalkeeper who plays for Ross County on loan from Celtic. Doohan is a product of the Celtic football academy, but he has yet to see a game action with the Hoops in the Premiership.
The 186-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Cumbernauld Colts, Greenock Morton, and Ayr United as well before signing a loan deal with Ross County. Ross Doohan made his Ross County debut in the Premier League in a goalless draw with Hibernian on October 17, 2020.
Speaking of his international career, the Ross County goalkeeper has 11 caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. He made his debut for the U21 team in a 1-1 draw with Togo U21 at the 2018 World Youth Festival in Toulon. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.