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PREVIEW: FOREST GREEN ROVERS

29 April 2015

A quick look at tonight's opponents!

Bristol Rovers go into tonight's fixture looking to gain a good advantage going into the second leg of the play-off semi-final at the Mem this weekend.

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be looking to get a vital win in the first game of the play-offs.

Team News: Only Jermaine Easter and Neal Trotman are long term absentees for the fixture.

Darrell's View: "The whole changing room are looking forward to it, we missed out on automatic promotion by a point but we will 100% be ready to go against Forest Green.

"I've always worked on focusing on the next project and we've got Forest Green away in the first leg and we will just be focusing on that and previous results will mean nothing.

"We will go there in a confident mood but at the same time having respect for Forest Green because they've got very good players that can hurt you.

"They've been in the top five all season so it is going to be a very tough task but we will be going into the game looking forward to the challenge.  

Opposition: Forest Green Rovers secured their play-off spot on Saturday but limped in with a goalless draw with Dover Athletic at the New Lawn. Ady Pennock's men finished the regular season with 79 points and before last weekend's draw they had won their three previous fixtures against Chester, Macclesfield and Gateshead.    
 
Dangerman - Jon Parkin: The journeyman forward is Forest Green's top goal scorer this season with 25 goals in the league with the most recent coming against away at Gateshead two weeks ago where the striker scored a brace with the second coming from the penalty spot.   

Last Time Out: 10 man Rovers suffered their first home defeat of the season as Danny Coles 15th minute header was enough to secure all three points at the Mem back in October.

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