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28 November 2014

All you need to know about tomorrow's opponents!

Bristol Rovers play their second game at the Mem within the space of five days as they host Welling United in Vanarama Conference Premier action.

Opposition: Saturday's opponents Welling United currently sit in 18th position in the Vanarama Conference Premier table with 25 points from their 22 games. The Wings have however had some positive recent results drawing with Macclesfield before gathering three points against both Halifax and Braintree. Welling have actually scored one more goal that Rovers this season but sit just above the relegation places showing how difficult a league this is. United are now also without former midfielder and top goalscorer Harry Beautyman, who's 11 goals in 21 appearances earned him a move to League One Peterborough United.

Dangerman - Charlie Penny: Penny joined Welling in the summer from Championship side Millwall and has had an indifferent start to life at Park View Road but has recently found the back of the net in the recent victories over Halifax and Braintree so he is a man in form. Penny with have the increased burden of trying to fill the goalscoring void left by Beautyman's departure and will be looking to do what the leagues top goal scorer John Akinde failed to do on Tuesday night and score past the Gas at the Mem.

Team News: The only noticeable absentee is goalkeeper Will Puddy who injured his arm in the GFA Cup Quarter-Final at the Mem last week and new signing Alex Wall will be available for selection.

Last Meeting: These sides have only met once before in competitive football as Rovers came out dominant in an FA Cup tie at the Memorial Stadium back in January 1998 where Jason Roberts scored a second half hat-trick to secure Rovers passage into the next round.

Listen Live: Unable to make the trip to the Memorial Stadium tomorrow? Then you can follow all the action from 3:00pm as Bristol Rovers take on Welling United LIVE on Gas Player.

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