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17 October 2014

All you need to know about tomorrow's opponents

Rovers will be going into tomorrow's game at the Memorial Stadium looking to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games for the first time since the 1989/90 season where the club went 14 straight league games without loss.

Opposition: Promotion chasing Forest Green currently occupy 7th spot in the Vanarama Conference Premier table sitting just two points below Rovers. However, the men from Stroud may be deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player in their season opener with Southport. Forest Green have appealed the ruling with no final word from the Football Association yet.

Dangermen - Jon Parkin & Lee Hughes : This strike partnership will cause any defence issues, boasting a total of over 800 Football League between them Parkin and Hughes will be Forest Green's main threat tomorrow. The pair currently have 12 goals this season, scoring just under half of the teams goals.

Darrell’s View: “They’ve changed it a little bit, they still play in a 4-4-2 but they have good experienced players that can hurt you.

“It’s going to be a very very tough game and we are going to need the crowd right behind us like they always are.

“They have great form but it is a great opportunity to try and get three more points ahead of them.

Team News: Tom Parkes has managed to shake off his concussion sustained against Aldershot. Lee Brown, Jake Gosling and Stuart Sinclair will all be assessed before kick off.

Last Meeting:  The two teams played just 53 days ago at the New Lawn sharing the points in a 1-1 draw watched by the BT Sport cameras.

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

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