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7 November 2014

Bristol Rovers return to FA Cup action this weekend as they take on League Two Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

Opposition: Tranmere currently sit in the relegation places in League Two and have gathered a 12 point return from their 16 games so far this season. Their poor start to the season saw them earn just two wins in their opening twelve games cost manager Rob Edwards his job and the club have recently appointed Micky Adams as his successor. Since the appointment of Adams the team from Birkenhead have had three concecutive draws and will be looking to get their first win under their new manager this weekend.

Dangerman - Abdulai Bell-Baggie: The 22-year old, who was born in Sierra Leone, came through the youth system at Reading and had loan spells at Rotherham, Port Vale and Crawley before being realsed in 2011. Although he hasn't scored for over a month, the Tranmere frontman will be looking to add to his three goals this season when Rovers arrive at Prenton Park.

Darrell’s View:
“It’s another project and it will be another good game for us.

“Tranmere haven’t had the best of starts in League Two, but they’ve got a new manager and will be looking to get their first win under him on Saturday.

“It is a very tough place to go, but we will go there and give it our best shot and see where it takes us.

“If we get our game going then I’m sure we will give them a difficult game

“They are going to be looking to kick start their season against us and we need to go in wanting to stop that happening."

Team News: Daniel Leadbitter serves the last of his three match ban, Andy Monkhouse begins his three match ban and new signing Lyle Della-Verde is available for selection.

Last Meeting:  The last time these two sides met was back in March 2011 where a 19th minute Chris Lines goal secured all three points for Rovers at Prenton Park against a team that included Mark McChrystal in their defensive line.

Listen Live: Unable to make the trip to the Avenue Stadium tomorrow? Then you can follow all the action from 3.00pm as Bristol Rovers take on Tranmere Rovers LIVE on Gas Player.

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