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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Mansfield Town

Micky Adams
Micky Adam's first game as manager of Tranmere came just 35 days after his last game in charge of Port Vale

Micky Adams' first game in charge of Tranmere Rovers ended in a goalless draw against Mansfield Town.

The hosts had the best chances after the break, while Mansfield had only two shots on goal.

Max Power almost snatched the win for Adams' side late on but his stoppage-time effort was tipped behind by Town goalkeeper Sascha Studer.

The result ends a run of five straight league defeats for Tranmere but they remain bottom of League Two.

Former Port Vale boss Adams made five changes to the Rovers side that lost at Oxford on Saturday.

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Moore on Tranmere v Mansfield

Loanee strikers Danny Johnson and Gnanduillet were both handed debuts up front, as Tranmere reverted to 4-4-2 in an attempt to score a league goal for the first time since 20 September.

In a relatively quiet first half, Mansfield were forced into an early substitution after defender Kieron Freeman, on loan from Derby County, picked up an injury.

The hosts had the better of the second half, Jake Kirby testing Studer in the Mansfield goal.

Gnanduillet later rose well to meet a corner from Power but the Ivorian failed break the deadlock.

Tranmere remain without a win since August, while Mansfield's own winless run has now stretched to five games.

Mansfield Town assistant manager Micky Moore told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We're happy to get a point coming away from home. They've got a new manager and he's given them a big lift, you can see that in their performance tonight.

"I think a draw was a fair result, we didn't do enough in the game to win it and obviously we got two more injuries.

"To come away from home and not create enough is disappointing, but the positive is we've now gone two away games and drawn them both."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 19Donacien
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 6Holness
  • 2Holmes
  • 15KirbySubstituted forOdejayiat 86'minutes
  • 4Power
  • 14Laird
  • 29BarkerSubstituted forBell-Baggieat 75'minutes
  • 30GnanduilletBooked at 14mins
  • 31JohnsonSubstituted forDonnellyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Donnelly
  • 9Odejayi
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 23Gill
  • 26Brezovan
  • 28Davies

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 29Sendles-WhiteBooked at 90mins
  • 3Riley
  • 18Beevers
  • 12McGuire
  • 7BellSubstituted forCarrat 62'minutes
  • 16Heslop
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forTaylorat 33'minutes
  • 8FisherSubstituted forLambeat 84'minutes
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 17Lambe
  • 19Marsden
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
  • 23Evtimov
  • 24Carr
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
4,092

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamie Sendles-White (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Sendles-White (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Jake Kirby.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Reggie Lambe replaces Alex Fisher because of an injury.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alex Fisher.

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces George Barker.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. George Donnelly replaces Danny Johnson.

Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Danny Johnson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Sendles-White (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Carr.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jamie McGuire.

George Barker (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Daniel Carr replaces Fergus Bell.

Hand ball by Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt saved. George Barker (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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