First pre season friendly underway
John Ward’s side play their first pre season friendly this evening when they take on Bath City at the ground where they spent ten years in exile, from 1986 – 1996 (kick off 7.30pm).
The squad of 24 who travelled to Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel in Lincolnshire on Monday return to the west country following a gruelling week of training in a superb location in the Lincolnshire countryside.
They headed to Bath this afternoon following one final training session this morning and not all of the 24 who travelled on Monday will feature tonight.
Matt Gill and Garry Kenneth who have taken part in many of this week’s training sessions are still a little way from full fitness while minor knocks keep Mitch Harding, Ellis Harrison on the sidelines, though both hope to be fit for Tuesday night’s game at Hereford.
Goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall won’t start either half, allowing Conor Gough to get ninety minutes under his belt.
Bristol Rovers First Half: Conor Gough, Josh Southway, Pat Keary, Mark McChrystal, Lee Brown, Shaquille Hunter, Ollie Norburn, Jordan Goddard, Alefe Santos, Ryan Brunt, Eliot Richards.
Second Half: Conor Gough, Michael Smith, Tom Lockyer, Tom Parkes, Jim Paterson, Shaquille Hunter, Ollie Clarke, George Rigg, Fabian Broghammer, Matt Harrold, David Clarkson.
Bath City: Jason Mellor, Sekani Simpson, Andy Gallinagh, Danny Ball, Mark Preece, Ben Addlesbury, Ross Stearn, Adam Connolly, Dave Pratt, Andy Watkins, Josh Low.
Substitutes: Chris Allen, Joe Burnell, Matt Collins, Noah Keates, Ollie Barton, Jim Rollo, Alex Russell, Dan Bowman, Rory Kay