The Wood are back at Meadow Park on Saturday, March 17 (3pm) when they face Tranmere Rovers, in the Vanarama National League. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £18; OAPS £13, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4.

The match will be segregated, and the nearest public car park is stationed in Brook Road and adjacent to stadium.

Team News

The Wood have no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture.

Keiran Murtagh missed the tie against Maidenhead United as a precaution but will be back in contention to return against Tranmere Rovers.

Form Guide 

The Wood were held to a 1-1 draw last time out, against Maidenhead United, despite the taking the lead early on.

Morgan Ferrier scored a scorching effort in the opening five minutes to put the Wood in-front, but Maidenhead battled back to equalise.

The Wood remain unbeaten in seven matches but will be hoping to put a win on the board, following three successive draws.

Currently residing in sixth place in the National League, a win against Tranmere would see them leapfrog their fellow play-off challengers.

Managed by Micky Mellon, Tranmere sit third in the division, just two points ahead of Garrard’s side.

Rovers have won three of their last five matches, including an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Dagenham & Redbridge.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“They come here full of confidence and I think that they are one the best sides in league. They have got a squad that for me, many of their players would get into the top six/seven sides in the league.

“We are fully set and ready for that though, we have prepared today, and we have another session tomorrow, to really outline what I am expecting of them, come Saturday.

“We are going into it full of confidence, yeah we have drawn our last three games, but we are unbeaten in seven and we have lost just twice since September.

“Saturday’s game is huge for our ambitions of progressing into the play-off hunt and getting promoted out of this league.

“But there is no pressure, there is not one bit of pressure being put on me, or onto any of the players.

“If we go and play at our maximum, and if we play with a freedom then I think we can go and cause problems on Saturday.”



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