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EASTLEIGH MATCH PREVIEW

6 March 2015

All you need to know about this tomorrows opponents

Bristol Rovers face Playoff chasing Eastleigh at the Memorial Stadium as they look to remain top of the Vanarama Conference.

Rovers: The men in blue and white will be looking to continue February's good form into the month of March following five wins from five last month.

Team News: Stuart Sinclair will be the only long term absentee following his injury last weekend at Gateshead.

Darrell's View: "I thought we were fantastic on the night against Eastleigh earlier this season with the sending off then Ollie Clarke scoring that worldie but I thought we did very well with 10 men.

"Eastleigh are a very good team with some big name players that were one of the favorites for the title at the beginning of the season so we are going to have to be on the top of our game.

"They have a good squad and a good manager and have been there or there abouts this season so it is going to be a tough game for us.

Opposition: Tomorrow's opponents Eastleigh come into the game after a very positive 4-0 win over Macclesfield last weekend. The Spitfires currently sit in 6th place in the Vanarama Conference table having collected 57 points from their 34 games and Richard Hill's men have won three of their last four games.   

Dangerman - James Constable: The former Oxford man has been prolific for the Spitfires this season scoring 14 goals in 33 games with his most recent goal coming in last weekend's 4-0 win over Maccesfield. Constable joined Eastleigh before the start of the season bringing an end to his five year spell at Oxford where he scored 70 league goals in 166 appearances. 

Last Time Out: The last time these two sides played was back in September in a game where Rovers were reduced to nine men. Steve Mildenhall was sent off in the first half for a foul on Craig McAllister and Ollie Clarke was dismissed in second half injury time for a second bookable offense. The game finished 1-1 with Ollie Clarke lashing home a 35-yard strike to rescue a point for Darrell Clarke's men.

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