This is why Sunderland's trip to Tranmere Rovers could be subject to a late change of date

Sunderland’s trip to Tranmere Rovers on January 28 could be pushed back by 24 hours – dependent on the Merseysiders’ progression in the FA Cup.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:53 am
Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers
Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere could face either Wolves or Manchester United in the fourth round of the competition – but still have the small matter of a replay with Premier League Watford to contend with.

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But, if Micky Mellon’s side can find their way past the Hornets in their replay (date TBC), then their clash with the Black Cats will be pushed back.

A Tranmere statement read: “Tranmere Rovers can confirm if the Club advances to the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup, our home fixture against Sunderland will be re-scheduled to Wednesday 29th January, 7.45pm kick-off at Prenton Park.

“The League One match against the Black Cats is currently scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th January.”