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21 April 2015

Bristol Rovers missed the opportunity to go top of the Vanarama Conference table on Saturday but Darrell Clarke tells us his squad don't have time to dwell on that result.

"We've dusted ourselves down after being hit by a late sucker punch which was very disappointing.

"It was a very quiet changing rooms but the boys have got themselves ready to go again and that's the sort of group we've got here now.

"It is a massive game to look forward to, with a game to go the title is still up for grabs.

"If we had gone into the game with both teams having won we would be in the same position but as it happens both teams drew and it all comes down to the last game so it is going to be edge of the seat stuff at the Mem on Saturday.

"We are getting close to selling out the ground and it could be a massive day for us and how fitting would it be if we could win the title in front of our own supporters.

The entire season has come down to the last fixture and could be a case of whichever side can hold their nerve come 5:15pm on Saturday.

"It is going to be an edgy day but we cannot be disrespectful to Alfreton because they are fighting for their lives to stay in this league and they are going to need something out of the game.

"It will be an entertaining game but we need to take care of our own business and make sure we get the three points on Saturday and then we can't control what happens elsewhere.

"Gateshead are a very professional club with a very professional manager and I'm sure they will want to be finishing their season on as much of a high as possible.

The Memorial Stadium is looking like it is going to be sold out for the final regular fixture of the 2014/15 season and Darrell has nothing but praise for the fantastic support shown by Gasheads throughout the season.

"The support we've had this season has been nothing short of fantastic considering how difficult a year it has been for the supporters but they've been superb and I think the players have rewarded them with the performances they've put in this season

"They've certainly seen the team put everything on the line to get us into this situation and I'm sure a lot of them would have snapped your hand off for a top five finish so for us to be in with a shout of the title is massive.

"Looking back to last year it is pretty clear anything can happen on the last day of the season so we need to do our business in front of a massive crowd and see what happens.

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