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27 February 2015

All you need to know about tomorrows opponents

Bristol Rovers face their third game in seven days as they make the long trip north to take on Gateshead tomorrow afternoon.

Rovers: The men in blue and white will be looking to make it five wins from five in a very impressive February where they reached top spot in the Vanarama Conference.

Team News: Stuart Sinclair, Ollie Clarke and Jermaine Easter move one step closer to a return but will need to be assessed before tomorrows game.

Darrell's View: "Gateshead will give us different problems compared to what we have faced in the last two games.

"I thought they were very good when we played the at the Mem back in December and they caused us a lot of problems with the quality of players that they have so it is going to take a massive effort to get something out of the game

Opposition: Tomorrows opponents Gateshead currently occupy 10th spot in the Vanarama Conference table having gathered 50 points so far this season. The Heed have however played five games less than the Gas due to their run in the FA Trophy and fixture postponements. Gateshead picked up their first home win since October in their last outing (Tuesday night) with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kidderminster Harriers.  

Dangerman - Alex Rodman: The 28 striker arrived in Gateshead in the summer signing from Conference rivals Grimsby on a free transfer having scored 7 goals in 41 appearances for the Town. Since joining the Heed Rodman has already beaten his tally from last season finding the back of the net on 8 occasions in 30 games so far this season, most recently in Tuesday nights 2-0 over Kiddy.

Last Time Out: The last time these two sides played was under the floodlights and in front of the TV cameras at the Memorial Stadium when Stuart Sinclair's second half strike secured all three points for Darrell Clarke's men in a 3-2 victory.

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