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13 September 2022 Venue Portman Road Attendance

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Match Previews

Match Preview - Ipswich Town v Rovers

12 September 2022

Rovers return to League One action tomorrow evening at Portman Road.

Manager's Preview

Rovers boss, Joey Barton says he expects a tricky test at Portman Road tomorrow evening but is pleased with the positives from our last game against Morecambe. The boss is also looking forward to the return of injured first-team players.

“Every away game at this level is a test for us and we wouldn’t expect anything other than a tricky game at Portman Road. However, we’ve had a good week’s training plus an extra break on Saturday and I am confident we will put up a good account of ourselves on Tuesday.

With no game at the weekend, we took the opportunity to have an extra training session and hopefully that will pay off. There were positives from our last game against Morecambe and things to work on. Players that have been out are nearing a return, as well as those who have just joined but are still gearing up to speed in terms of match fitness, and it’s nice to have a headache in terms of team selection.

It’ll be another packed house at Ipswich and a partisan crowd and we’ll have to be on our mettle. There will be plenty of Gasheads there in full voice and we want to replay their faith with a performance to make them proud.”


Last Time Out

Fan Guide

Rovers fans heading to Portman Road tomorrow can familiarise themselves with the home of Ipswich Town and its surrounding areas with this handy fan guide. Please click HERE to view the guide.

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Form Guide

Tuesday's opponents currently side atop of the League One standings. Level on points with Portsmouth, Ipswich are leading the way because of their superior goal difference. In their last five league games, Ipswich have taken 13 points from a possible 15 with Kieran McKenna's side dropping points in their 2-2 draw with Barnsley in August. 

Connor Chaplin leads the way in terms of goals scored in the Ipswich squad. Chaplin has a return of five goals in seven games in League One this season. In his last game, Chaplin scored twice as Ipswich ran out 2-0 winners against Accrington Stanley.


Ref Watch

Tom Nield is the match official for our Tuesday night clash with The Tractor Boys. Referee Nield has taken charge of two League One games this season. Across those two games, Nield awards an average of 22.00 fouls per game, 3.00 yellow cards and is yet to produce a red card in League One this season. Nield last officiated a game involving the Gas in our 1-1 draw against Swindon Town last season. 


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 13/2 for the win on Tuesday evening. Rovers can also be backed at 16/1 to win the game 1-0. On the goalscorer markets, Aaron Collins is priced at 9/1 to open the scoring, whilst Ryan Loft can be backed at 9/2 to score at any time throughout the clash.

Odds correct at the time of writing. To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

How to Watch

Tomorrow's game against Ipswich Town is live on iFollow!

Match passes for the game cost £10 - with the majority of the revenue generated coming back to the football club. 

Our highest iFollow audience for a Tuesday night fixture (excluding games played behind closed doors) stands at 1,878, which was achieved for our away trip against Leyton Orient last season. 

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.

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Match Reports

Match Report - Ipswich Town 2-0 Rovers

13 September 2022

Defeat for The Gas in Suffolk.

Goals from Connor Chaplin and Wes Burns consigned Rovers to a fifth game without a win.

Rovers made three changes for the game, with Anderson, Clarke, and McCormick replacing Coutts, Loft, and Marquis.

Before kick-off, there was an immaculately-observed minute's silence for Her late Majesty the Queen, who passed away last Thursday, followed by the National Anthem.


James Belshaw was twice called into early action on the occasion of his 50th league start for the Gas. First, in the first minute, he parried a header onto the bar, and then, a minute later, he saved low from a dangerous cross by Ladapo as Chaplin looked to pounce.

Portman Road reverberated with applause in the 11th minute as both sets of fans showed their appreciation for former striker Marcus Stewart, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last week.

Ipswich skipper Morsy was shown the yellow card for a foul on McCormick before, in the 16th minute, Rovers were forced into an early change as Harvey Saunders replaced Harry Anderson. 

Belshaw clutched the ball down low to his left to claim a header following an Ipswich corner before the home side won another set-piece in the 18th minute. From it, Chaplin swivelled to fire goalwards; again, Belshaw was equal to it. 

Ipswich struck the first goal in the 23rd minute as Chaplin fired home past a helpless Belshaw after Morsy worked his way to the byline and set him up.

A flying Belshaw stopped Burns from heading Town two to the good in the 25th minute. The Gas enjoyed their first concerted spell of possession as the half-hour mark approached, with both Clarke and then Collins advancing into decent positions before being dispossessed. 

Harness was fouled in the 40th minute to give the home side a free-kick which Rovers were able to clear. From nowhere, Rovers almost found a leveller, as a superb Antony Evans shot from distance rattled the crossbar with Town 'keeper Walton clutching thin air. Unfortunately, it bounced out to safety, with no Rovers player on-hand for the rebound. 


The best move of the match saw Clarke exchange passes with Collins down the left, before firing low towards the bottom corner, which Walton did well to divert behind for a corner. That was the last of the action, with the Gas ending the half on top, but going into the interval 1-0 down.

Rovers started the second half in equally positive fashion and Luca Hoole rifled on target in the 48th minute, only for Walton to beat the ball away. From the clearance, Evans was fouled to give the Gas a free-kick. Evans took responsibility, thirty yards out, but Walton was able to gather comfortably. It was another effort on target, though, and the home fans were beginning to get a little restless. 

The Portman Road faithful were baying for two penalties in the 53rd minute, both for handball, both waved away by referee Young. 

Just as it looked like Rovers were finding a way back into the game, Town made it two in the 54th minute when a long-range Lee Evans shot flew past an unsighted Belshaw.

Rovers made a double substitution in the 62nd minute, with Coutts and Marquis replacing Clarke and McCormick. Luca Hoole was booked for a foul in the 65th minute, giving Town a free-kick thirty-five yards from goal, which Burns fired wastefully over. 

Play was stopped after 70 minutes for Marquis to receive treatment, with the striker able to continue. From the restart, Burns fired well wide on the volley from distance. There was another double substitution for the Gas as Evans and Collins made way for Whelan and birthday boy Syl Jasper. 

Bobby Thomas was booked for a late challenge as the game entered its final ten minutes. Kilgour was then alert to clear the danger as Town threatened again. 

Thomas then received a second yellow in the 84th minute for hauling Morsy to the floor, leaving Rovers a man down for the remainder of the game. Belshaw saved from Chaplin as Town pressed for a third. 


Rovers' misery was then compounded in injury time as last man Alfie Kilgour was shown a straight red for fouling Chaplin.

Next up for Rovers is the visit of Lincoln City to The Mem on Saturday, 17th September. (3pm KO)

IPSWICH TOWN: Christian Walton, Leif Davis, Sam Morsy ©, Luke Woolfenden, Wes Burns, Lee Evans, Freddie Ladapo, Conor Chaplin, Marcus Harness, Cameron Burgess, Janoi Donacien.

Substitutes: Vaclav Hladky, Dom Ball, Tyreece John-Mules, Gassan Ahadme, Kayden Jackson, Greg Leigh, Kyle Edwards

BRISTOL ROVERS: James Belshaw, Lewis Gordon, Alfie Kilgour, Sam Finley (c), Aaron Collins, Harry Anderson (Saunders 17), Trevor Clarke (Marquis 62), Antony Evans, Luke McCormick (Coutts 62), Luca Hoole, Bobby Thomas.

Substitutes: Anssi Jaakkola, Zain Westbrooke, John Marquis (62), Sylvester Jasper, Paul Coutts (62), Harvey Saunders (17), Glenn Whelan.

Referee: Alan Young

Attendance: 22,209 (300 away).

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Ticket News

Ticket Info - Ipswich Town

18 August 2022

Ticket information for our visit to Portman Road in September.

Rovers face Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet League One on Tuesday, 13th September (19:45pm KO).

This fixture will be ALL TICKET.

The initial allocation for this fixture is 750.

The club would like to remind fans that tickets ARE NOT available to purchase from the club shop on matchdays.

Online ticket sales will open to 2022/2023 Season Ticket holders, sponsors and Share Scheme members from 10am on Monday, 22nd August. Please be aware, Season Ticket holders, sponsors and Share Scheme members are only permitted to purchase one ticket per membership.

Members (Club and Gold members, Helpline and Supporters Club members) will be able to purchase tickets online from 10am on Wednesday, 24th August. Please note, members are only able to purchase one ticket per membership.

Subject to availability, general sale tickets will then be available online from 10am on Friday, 26th August.

To purchase online tickets for this fixture, please click HERE.

Ticket prices can be found below:

Ticket Type (Seated) Price
Adult £27
Senior (65+) £20
U23 £14
U19 £7
Carer Free of charge


Ticket Type (Ambulant) Price
Adult £23
Senior (65+) £17
U23 £13
U19 £6
Carer Free of charge

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