Is Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United on TV? Streaming details and the latest team news
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The Magpies have enjoyed an unbeaten start to their league campaign, however, as defeat to Cambridge United showed in January, they cannot afford to underestimate lower league opposition this time around.
Tranmere currently sit 17th in League Two after a 2-1 defeat to Newport County at the weekend.
Rovers defeated League One side Accrington Stanley in Round One of this competition after a thrilling 12-11 penalty shootout win and will be hoping to become another name on the list of famous Newcastle United giant-killings.
Eddie Howe’s side will be aiming to avoid a second-straight defeat at this stage of the competition having been beaten by Burnley last season.
Here, we take a look at everything you need to know about the Carabao Cup game between Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle United:
When is Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United?
The Carabao Cup Round Two clash between Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle United takes place on Wednesday, August 24. Kick-off at Prenton Park is at 7:45pm and the game will be refereed by Anthony Backhouse.
Is Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United on TV?
Yes, Sky Sports will broadcast the game live in the UK. Coverage begins at 7pm on Sky Sports Football with Sky Sports Main Event also showing the game from 7:30pm.
Streaming of Carabao Cup games on platforms like iFollow is not permitted.
How else can I follow the game?
Live radio commentary of the game will be provided by TalkSport and BBC Radio Newcastle.
Alternatively, the Shields Gazette will bring you all the latest news and updates including all the pre-match and post-match reaction from events that unfold in Merseyside.
What’s the latest team news?
Howe has insisted that he will play a strong team against Tranmere and is aiming to have a successful run in the cups this season.
Speaking after the game with Manchester City, Howe said: “We’re desperate to do well in the cups – I’ve made that very clear,” said Howe. “But we have to be mindful that we’ve got a very packed schedule.”
Ryan Fraser has a minor groin issue whilst Matt Targett once again missed out through injury.
Tranmere meanwhile may have a few familiar faces in their squad with former Sunderland man Josh Hawkes and ex-Hartlepool United and Gateshead defender Neill Byrne in their ranks.
Have Newcastle ever faced Tranmere?
United defeated Rovers in the League Cup back in 1998 with a solitary Paul Dalglish goal good enough to send Ruud Gullit’s side through.
Their last meeting came in 2000 where strikes from Gary Speed, Didier Domi and Duncan Ferguson secured an entertaining 3-2 win for Newcastle on their way to a spot in the FA Cup semi-final.
The most famous meeting between the sides came in the Zenith Data Systems Cup in 1991 which saw the sides share 12 goals before Rovers won a penalty shootout.
That game wasn’t broadcast live and saw some supporters not in attendance forced to watch updates via Teletext.