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19 December 2018

Here’s a little taste of what’s been happening around the Sky Bet League Two in the last week… 

Tranmere Set To Host Tottenham 

Tranmere Rovers overcame sixth-tier side Southport in their FA Cup Second Round replay on Monday night and now have a date with Tottenham Hotspurs to add to their diary. 

Two Connor Jennings volleys saw off their non-league challengers at the second time of asking after a 1-1 draw in the first game earlier this month. 

The victory means Premier League giants Spurs will visit Prenton Park in the New Year as the nation’s heavyweights enter the competition in round three. 


Martin Opens Exeter Account 

Lee Martin’s matchwinner for Exeter City against Crewe Alexandra last Saturday was the midfielder’s first for his new club and certainly worth the wait. 

The 31-year-old cut in from the left flank and brilliantly curled the ball into the far corner – a finish that was crowned the Sky Sports News Goal of the Day. 

Since signing for The Grecians in the summer, Martin had gone twenty-four matches without scoring and celebrated opening his account by running to his young son in the stands. 

Martin last found the net whilst at Gillingham in March. 


Robins Set For January Swoop 

According to the Gazette and Herald, Swindon Town boss Richie Wellens has begun his preparation for the January transfer window weeks in advance. 

Appointed by the Energy Check County Ground last month, Wellens is looking to put a stamp on his Swindon side which is heavily made up of youngsters. 

Paul Jewell joined The Robins as their new Director of Football last week and will work with Wellens to improve the current squad that currently occupies 13th place in the table. 

Renewing Sid Nelson’s loan from Millwall is reportedly high on their agenda, with the centre-half’s deal at the Wiltshire club running out in early January. 


Vale Suffer Attendance Dip 

Port Vale recorded their worst league attendance in over a decade during their 2 - 2 draw against Cheltenham Town last weekend. 

3,109 entered Vale Park, following a trend of small crowds this season – their average of 3,890 being the lowest since 2007/08. 

Not only was their weekend’s attendance the lowest in the league since a midweek match-up against Yeovil Town in January 2007, its Vale’s smallest Saturday turn out since September 1987.

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