One change at Sixfields for important game
Manager John Ward has to make an enforced change to his starting lineup at Sixfields this afternoon.
Alan Gow misses out following the ankle ligament injury he sustained at Scunthorpe on Tuesday and Ollie Clarke comes into the side.
Rovers will be playing in their familiar blue and white quartered shirts this afternoon
This is the 86th league meeting between the clubs with Rovers having won 27, Northampton 34 and there have been 24 draws.
Northampton boss Chris Wilder could be on the end of an unwanted double this afternoon as Rovers go in search of only their second away win of the season.
Wilder was in charge at Oxford when we won for the only time on the road so far!
Bristol Rovers: Steve Mildenhall, Michael Smith, Tom Parkes, Mark McChrystal, Lee Brown, Kaid Mohamed, Ollie Clarke, John-Joe O’Toole, Tom Lockyer, David Clarkson, Chris Beardsley.
Substitutes: Danny Woodards, Steven Gillespie, Ellis Harrison, Mitch Harding, Conor Gough, Seanan Clucas, Alefe Santos
Northampton Town: Matt Duke, Leon McSweeney, Darren Carter, Emile Sinclair, Chris Hackett, Alan Connell, Zander Diamond, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Gregor Robertson, Ricky Ravenhill, Brennan Dickenson
Substitutes: Ian Morris, John Marquis, Ben Tozer, Dean Snedker,gary Deegan, Ivan Toney, Antonio German
Referee: Mick Russell