Year formed: 1884
Ground: Prenton Park, Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, CH42 9PY
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2008/09 average: 5,820
For visitors: 2,500 in the Cowshed Stand
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Position last season: 7th in League One
Manager: Les Parry (caretaker)
Player to watch - Gareth Edds: The Australian will have to step up to the plate for John Barnes' side this season after the departure of club captain Anthony Kay to League One rivals Huddersfield Town. Edds knows his way around the lower leagues after spells with MK Dons, Bradford City and Swindon Town, but possesses enough talent on the ball to have an influence for Rovers.
Record transfer fee paid: �450,000 (Shaun Teale, Aston Villa, 1995)
Record transfer fee received: �3.3m (Steve Simonsen, Everton, 1998)
Ticket office: 0871 221 2001
Official website: www.tranmererovers.co.uk
Distance: 257 miles
Journey time: 4 hrs, 33 mins
For directions to the ground go to www.pinkun.com/content/pinkun/norwich-city/away-guide/Map.aspx
Pub: The Mersey Clipper (101 Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, CH42 9PY) is a popular choice, with the outside terrace a bonus if the weather's good. Located just behind Prenton Park's Main Stand, it welcomes families and usually has a relaxed mixture of home and away fans. There's also the Sportsmans Arms at 9 Prenton Road East, Birkenhead, CH42 7LQ.
Last league meeting: Tranmere 0, Norwich City 1 (14 April, 2001): An 85th-minute strike from substitute Brian McGovern virtually guaranteed First Division football at Carrow Road next season as the Canaries rolled over Nigel Worthington's 50-point finishing line with a 1-0 win at a seemingly doomed Tranmere Rovers. Without a shot to their name in the first half, Norwich stuck gamely to their task in the second and after both Phil Mulryne and Alex Notman had gone close to making the all-important breakthrough it was McGovern who earned Norwich their due reward five minutes from time.
City connection: Experience in coaching at Tranmere didn't necessarily prepare Bryan Hamilton to be Norwich City manager.