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18 August 2012

Rovers 0-2 Oxford

It was a disappointing opening day of the season for Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium this afternoon.

The Pirates went down 2-0 to Oxford United thanks to goals from Jake Forster-Caskey and Alfie Potter.

Rovers responded in the second half, with substitutes Eliot Richards and Fabian Broghammer both impressing, but the home side could not get on the score sheet.

Full match report to follow
Mark McGhee has made one change to the side that went down at Ipswich in midweek.

Matt Lund replaces Oliver Norburn in midifeld. David Clarkson and Sam Walker make their home debuts for the club.

Eliot Richards returns from international duty to take a place on the bench. With Fabian Broghammer cleared to play, also with a seat on the bench.

The game comes a little bit too soon for Garry Kenneth who is recovering from a hamstring injury, but he is fit enough to be named as a sub.

Bristol Rovers: Sam Walker, Michael Smith, Adam Virgo, Jim Paterson, Lee Brown, Wayne Brown, Matt Gill, Matt Lund, Joe Anyinsah, David Clarkson, Matt Harrold.

Substitutes: Conor Gough, Garry Kenneth, Fabian Broghammer, Oliver Norburn, Ollie Clarke, Seanan Clucas, Eliot Richards.

Oxford United: Ryan Clarke, Damien Batt, Michael Raynes, Jake Wright, Tony Capaldi, Sean Rigg, Adam Chapman, Jake Forster-Caskey, Lee Cox, Alfie Potter, James Constable.

Substitutes: Wayne Brown, Sean McGinty, Simon Heslop, Deane Smalley, Jon-Paul Pittman, Alex Evans, Tom Craddock.

Referee: Mr D Mohareb.

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