Tranmere are hoping for a cash boost ahead of the final few weeks of the season, as their Supporter’s Trust launch their very own version of Cowley’s Campaign.
The not-very catchy “Micky Mellon’s Budget Boost” has a target of £30,000 to reach by midnight on Friday. If the £30,000 barrier is broken, supporters’ cash pledges will be converted to cash and handed to manager Mellon to spend on strengthening the squad. If the £30,000 mark isn’t reached, the pledges will be returned.
Cowley’s Campaign ended up raising in-excess of £50,000 in pre-season after being matched pound for pound by director Ian Reeve. The money was used to bring in Nathan Arnold, a player that has been key to our success this season., as well as contributing to bringing in influential defender Sean Raggett.
As money continues to flood in from our FA Cup run our rivals need tom maximise every avenue that they can. Tranmere are hoping fans generosity can see them through, whilst FGR continue to drop the bucket into the bottomless pit of cash owned by Dale Vince. Both have fallen behind Dagenham in the battle to press the Imps in the final two and a half months of a frantic season.
On the field, Tranmere have faltered recently, a 2-2 draw at Bromley the latest in a string of poor results that has seen them lose significant ground in the title race. They’re hoping £30,000 in mid-February is enough to help them regain some momentum, although it does seem to be a little late to have a major effect.