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30 December 2016

Rovers host AFC Wimbledon on New Year's Eve in SkyBet League One.

Team News: Rovers will be without defender Jake Clarke-Salter, who is still recovering from an arm injury sustained in our fixture against Charlton at the Mem.

Marcus' View: 'AFC Wimbledon are a decent, organised team, that have pushed on in this league on the back of winning promotion last season via the play-offs."

"We know all about them and they will know a lot about us. They have the same Manager, so it will be a similar type of games to the fixtures we played against them last year."

Dangerman - Dominic Poleon - Striker: A summer signing from Oldham Athletic, the forward, who can also play as a winger, is the Dons leading goalscorer this campaign, with twelve goals to his name.

After beginning his career in the youth departments of Chelsea and then Southend United, it was a move to Leeds United that resulted in the striker getting a first taste of first-team football, making his debut during a League Cup tie against Shrewsbury at the start of the 2012/13 season.

During his spell at Leeds, the forward experienced loan moves at both Bury and Sheffield United, before making a permanent switch to Oldham Athletic in 2014.

A two-season spell at Oldham meant the striker made over sixty appearances for the club, before being signed by Neal Ardley in the summer.

As of late, the striker has just one goal during the month of December. 

Last Time Out: AFC Wimbledon's last visit to The Memorial Stadium was back in March. Rovers won the match 3-1, thanks to goals from Jermaine Easter, Ollie Clarke and Matty Taylor.

Tickets: Tickets are available on the day at the Mem, with early bird prices available up until midnight on Friday 30th December. Full ticket details can be found HERE.

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers against AFC Wimbledon can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.            

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