Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Tranmere Rovers face each other at Colchester Community Stadium in the League Two midweek clash. The U’s aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Port Vale, and you should now that they are eager to put an end to their five-game winless run. Omar Sowunmi remains sidelined with injury for the hosts, while both Courtney Senior and Junior Tchamadeu are pushing for recalls.
The Super Whites, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Exeter which saw them move closer to automatic promotion places. Tranmere Rovers have been impressive in the second half of the season, and given Colchester’s five-match winless run, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. James Vaughan has joined Mark Ellis in the recovery room, while George Ray is a major doubt after picking up a knock at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
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.