Preview: Tranmere v Southport

It’s a Merseyside Derby for Tranmere this weekend as we welcome Southport to Prenton Park for a National League fixture on Saturday afternoon.

The two clubs have not met at Prenton Park for a league match since 1975.

Rovers go into the game on the back of a good run of form which has seen them pick up five wins in their last six outings to put them back into the play-off zone.

Gary Brabin, who has both played for and managed Southport, told his pre-match press conference that Matt Hill (calf) and Jeff Hughes (hamstring), who missed last weekend’s victory over Torquay United through injury, will be assessed before the game.

Steve McNulty (dead leg) and Adam Mekki (foot) were both substituted last weekend but have stepped up their training towards the end of the week, and again their fitness will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Southport have had a change of manager since the reverse meeting earlier this season. Dino Maamria took over in mid-November and has overseen a dramatic upturn in the side’s fortunes, rising up to 15th position in the National League standings.

There are a number of familiar faces in the ‘Port squad with former Tranmere goalkeeper Andy Coughlin and defender Josh Thompson in their ranks, while former Rovers loanees Ben Davies and Andrai Jones are also part of the squad at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.

Their away record in the league this season reads five wins, five draws and five defeats.

Affordable Live Football at Prenton Park and a local derby against Southport

Vanarama National League, Tranmere Rovers v Southport

Saturday 6 February, kick off 3.00pm at Prenton Park

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