Sky pundit tips Tranmere to ‘nick it’, play-off heartbreak for Newport

Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has once been again making his predictions ahead of the EFL playoffs, tipping Tranmere Rovers to emerge the winners of Saturday’s League Two final with Newport County.

The former Leeds and Nottingham Forest player has been giving his view in his ‘Prutton Predicts’ column on the Sky Sports website.

Prutton feels both sides have overachieved this season and predicts a close tense encounter but feels Tranmere hold the edge in the most part due to their much-coveted centre-forward, James Norwood, the divisions leading scorer.

Predicting the game could be decided by a moment of magic from a quality player, Prutton said of the thirty-two-goal forward: ‘James Norwood, has been the standout player in League Two this season and if anyone will provide that moment at Wembley, it will be him.’

He acknowledged Newport’s cup record but predicted Tranmere ‘to nick it.’

Our View

I have to disagree with Prutton on this one, much as I think Tranmere are a good club with great supporters, Prutton is overlooking the great spirit in the Newport camp.

Michael Flynn’s men are a cup side with their own danger man in twenty-three-goal Padraig Amond, an under-rated player at this level.

I also think defensively their recent record shows they have enough to keep Norwood quiet.

I think this one could go all the way to penalties with the Exiles coming out on top.


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