Kop Closed For Darlo game

By Matthew Jones
Last updated : 23 October 2006
The Kop, full against Nottm Forest, but set to be closed next week against Darlington
Tranmere Rovers Football Club have decided that for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round match against Darlington, both the Cowshed and the Kop will be closed.

This will mean that Rovers fans will be sat in either The Main Stand or The Paddock, with fans visiting from the North East housed in the Johnny King Stand.

The above has been done due to the club expecting a low attendance for the game, which will be played on Halloween (October 31st) with a 7:45 kick off, although more fans are expected than the 1093 loyal followers who turned up at Gigg Lane last week.

Many fans are questioning the decision, asking why the club haven't just closed the Cowshed and made the Kop half and half to home and away fans. A statement on the Tranmere Rovers official website says "this will ensure niether side has an advantage should the tie go to a penalty shoot out".

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