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Tranmere Rovers: Player Spotlight

Posted by Ben Rowland
Posted on Thu 26 Oct 2017
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will travel to Prenton Park on Saturday, where they will face Tranmere Rovers for the second time this month and hopefully for the Shaymen they can reverse the score line that occurred on the 14th of October.

If Halifax want to make this a possibility and get the result at Tranmere they’ll have to keep key player, James Norwood quiet.

Tranmere’s number 10 caused havoc throughout for the Town defence in the FA Cup fourth round. Rovers emphatically beat Halifax that day at the MBI Shay Stadium, and Halifax will hope Norwood and Tranmere aren’t on form so they can get the result they want to change their fortunes from recent games.

In that game Norwood also scored a fine goal. Just minutes before the half time whistle he collected the ball twenty yards out and hit a sweet strike into the top corner as the ball flew in past Sam Johnson in goal.

Norwood’s chip over Johnson rolled just wide and the strikers effort from a corner was also cleared off the line. The striker could have had a hat-trick in that game, meaning the Halifax defence will have to be on top form to restrict his chances on Saturday.

Having scored in the FA Cup, Norwood has also netted 3 times in the League, 2 of them being in the last month against Bromley and Leyton Orient. The striker is also a key player when he doesn’t score having featured in 13 games this season.

Having played for a vast number of clubs at this level, Norwood has a high amount of experience, boasting a decent goal scoring record at Tranmere and his previous club, Forest Green Rovers. The 27-year-old played 165 games for Forest green, scoring 50 goals. Norwood holds a greater record already scoring 40 goals in 91 games.

Hopefully Norwood won’t bag a goal this Saturday, as Halifax look to get the win at Prenton Park at 3pm on the 28th of October.

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