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13 February 2015

All you need to know about tomorrow's opponents

Bristol Rovers make the 460 mile round trip to Blundell Park to take on fellow promotion chasers Grimsby Town.

Rovers: The men in blue and white are unbeaten in 13 games on the road this season with Rovers boss Darrell Clarke wanting to turn more of those draws into wins, starting with tomorrow's fixture.

Team News: Rovers still look to be without midfield pair Ollie Clarke and Stuart Sinclair.

Darrell's View: "On paper it is a very difficult game, Grimsby have been there or there abouts most of the season and have lost in previous playoff finals and have probably been unfortunate not to go up over the last few years.

"They've got a very good manager in Paul Hurst and they've got some good players so it is going to be a very difficult game.

"We will be going there full of confidence and we will be doing all we can to try and win the game.

Opposition: Tomorrow's opponents Grimsby Town sit one place below Rovers in the Vanarama Conference Premier table but are five points adrift of Darrell Clarke's men. The Mariners go into the game off the back of a 2-1 loss last weekend to Forest Green Rovers thanks to an 84th minute effort from James Norwood. 

Dangerman - Lenell John-Lewis: John-Lewis has hit the back of the net and impressive 13 times this season, most recently in the Mariners comeback victory over league leaders Barnet almost a month ago. Lennell signed an 18 month deal in February 2013 joining from Bury and after scoring his fair share of goals last season was rewarded with a two-year contract extension. 
Last Meeting: Rovers kicked off their first season in the conference entertaining Grimsby as these two sides played out a dull 0-0 at the Memorial Stadium back in August with Stuart Sinclair, Ollie Clarke, Matty Taylor and skipper Mark McChrystal all having efforts within the last 20 minutes but none of them were able to find the back of the net.

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