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17 May 2015

A quick look at today's opponents!

Bristol Rovers will be looking to return to the Football League at the first time of asking by beating Grimsby Town at Wembley Stadium.

Rovers: The men in blue and white go into today's game off the back of an impressive 3-0 aggregate win over Forest Green Rovers.

Team News: Jermaine Easter and Neal Trotman are the only long-term absentees from Darrell Clarke's squad.

Darrell's View: "It's a very tough game because of how much it means for the club but we need to make sure that we play the game and not the occasion.

"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 [Wembley] full of confidence and we will be doing all we can to try and win.

Opposition: Today's opponents Grimsby Town finished in third place in the Vanarama Conference having gathered 86 points from their 46 game with a goal difference of +34. The Mariners breezed past Eastleigh in their Eastleigh in their Play-Off Semi-Final winning 5-1 on aggregate.  

Dangerman - Lenell John-Lewis: John-Lewis has hit the back of the net and impressive 17 times this season, most recently in the Mariners 3-0 win over Eastleigh in their Play-Off Semi-Final. 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: Tom Lockyer's first goal of the season was enough to separate the sides in a very tight game where Matty Taylor missed a first half penalty.

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