TRANMERE ROVERS will offer young supporters admission into next week’s home game with Doncaster Rovers for just £1, as part of the club’s “kid for a quid” scheme.
The League One leaders have announced the special offer for next Tuesday night’s fixture, with under-16s afforded discounted entry.
Rovers will also be running a “Family Fun Day” at Prenton Park for the Preston North End game a week on Saturday, with over-60s offered £5 admission. Current and ex-servicemen and women will be offered the same discount, as the club marks the Royal British Legion’s 2013 Poppy Appeal.
Chief executive Mick Horton said: “The half term holidays are the ideal time for families to come to the game together, that’s why we’re running our family fun day against Preston and the kid for a quid offer against Doncaster.
“The team is doing really well, we’re top of the league and scoring a lot of goals at home so they should both be great days out for the whole family.
“We ran two family fun days last season and they were a fantastic success. Hopefully this one will be even better. We’ve got a band playing, interactive games and a Halloween fancy dress competition and we’ll be announcing more details in the run up to the game.
“We’re also delighted to be able to reduce admission for Seniors and current and ex-servicemen and women for the Preston game as part of our long term partnership with the Royal British Legion and we will be holding a ground collection for the Poppy Appeal at the match too.”
Meanwhile, defender Danny Holmes says he was delighted to net his first home goal for the club in Saturday’s 3-2 comeback win over Yeovil Town.
The right-back’s 78th-minute strike took Ronnie Moore’s men seven points clear at the top of League One, and the Rovers youth product admitted it was a proud moment.
“It was a great feeling to see it going in,” he said. “When I score it’s a bit weird for me as a defender but I’ve always wanted to score here and sharing it with the fans was a great feeling.
“For their second goal I thought the ball was going over Ash Taylor’s head so I tried to cover for him. Then it got flicked to the lad and that led to the goal. I could have done a bit better. But to score the winner was a great feeling and we got the three points in the end so I’m happy with that.
Holmes added: “We’ve got that faith now and long may it continue. We can beat anyone on our day and I just want the games to come thick and fast now. If we get too far ahead of ourselves that’s when you fall back a bit. We’ll just take each game as it comes and try to rack up the wins.”
Tranmere players were given a recovery day on Monday. Winger Joe Thompson’s ankle injury, sustained against Yeovil, will be assessed on Tuesday, whilst Moore will look into the possibility of securing a short-term loan signing ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.