Team to face Cheltenham
Manager Darrell Clarke has said that he’s treating this evening’s pre-season friendly with Cheltenham Town as a first team fixture.
His starting lineup gives Rovers supporters their first opportunity to see a number of the manager’s summer signings in action for the first time.
Three of them, Matty Taylor, Lee Mansell and Stuart Sinclair are in the starting lineup, while Jamie White and Jake Gosling are on the bench.
Triallist Ryan Higgins, who featured in last week’s game against Cirencester Town also starts, while Pierce Mitchell, who also featured in that game, is on the bench.
Bristol Rovers: Steve Mildenhall, Ryan Higgins, Tom Lockyer, Mark McChrystal, Tom Parkes, Lee Brown, Stuart Sinclair, Lee Mansell, Ollie Clarke, Matty Taylor, Ellis Harrison
Substitutes: Jamie White, Jake Gosling, Aaron ward-Baptiste, Jamie Lucas, Danny Greenslade, Dominic Thomas, Pierce Mitchell, Kieran Preston
Cheltenham Town: Trevor Carson, Andy Haworth, Paul Black, Jason Taylor, Troy Brown, Steve Elliott, Asa Hall, Matt Richards, Byron Harrison, Terry Gornell, Lee Vaughan
Substitutes: Ben McNamara, Jack Deaman. Zack Kotwica, Joe Hanks, Craig Braham-Barrett, Omari Sterling-James, Harry Williams