Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow will be aiming to extend their winning run in the League Two to three games when they take on Tranmere in yet another festive fixture. The newcomers did well to beat Port Vale on the road on Boxing Day, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the midweek clash. A man to watch in the home team will be Scott Quigley, who has been scoring goals for fun in December.
The Super Whites, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from the Boxing Day defeat to Bradford City. Considering that Tranmere failed to impress in their last league match, we are tempted to put our money on Barrow, who have been showing signs of improvement of late. Both Cooke and Pritchard are pushing for a start for the visitors. You should bear in mind that Michael Jolley’s men are after their third home win of the season.
Highlighted Player (Luke James):
After starting his senior career at Hartlepool United, Luke James moved to Peterborough United in 2014. The English attacker played for the likes of Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on loan as well before joining Forest Green in the 2017/18 season.
After making 14 appearances in the league for the Green Army, Luke James returned to Hartlepool. In the summer of 2020 he joined his current club Barrow. James made his Barrow debut in the League two on September 12, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Stevenage, and he scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 2-2 draw with Walsall.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a winger as well. Born in Amble, England on November 4, 1994, Luke James has a contract with Barrow until July 20, 2020. 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.