The University of Bolton have teamed up with Tranmere Rovers to provide state of the art medical and rehabilitation facilities for the Club’s players.

Rovers’ squad will now have access to the University’s athlete development centre which includes both an isokinetic machine which is used for screening and rehabilitation and an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.

The University of Bolton has also offered player screening during the season which will enable the coaching and medical staff to track any physical changes in the squad.

The arrangement sees Bolton University take advertising space at Prenton Park and also have the potential to send students to Solar Campus, further helping the Club’s medical and sport science staff while providing the students with valuable experience.

Tranmere Physio Dai Spendiff said: “We’re delighted to be working closely with the University of Bolton. They have first class specialist facilities which will be highly beneficial to our players, particularly in the rehabilitation of injuries.”

John Lucas Associate Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at the University of Bolton added: “The University is associated with a host of professional football clubs and it is with great pleasure that we add such a prestigious club like Tranmere Rovers FC to that list.

“Having worked previously with the current manager Micky Mellon, I understand his perspective of the importance of medical and sports science support, and this partnership shows the intent from the football club based around they’re medical and sports science provision. As a University we look forward to working with the Dai and the club for the foreseeable future.”

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