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24 December 2016

Rovers host Coventry City on Boxing Day 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.

Darrell's View: "Every game is a difficult task, regardless of the opposition's position in the league table."

"Any team can beat anyone on the day and Coventry are a side that have plenty of energy and plenty of youth at their disposal."

"Even though they are currently on a bad run, I'm sure that with the new manager coming in it will give them a huge lift."

Dangerman - Marvin Sordell: The striker started his career at Fulham, before joining Watford for in 2007. 

He made his professional debut for the club during the 2009–10 season, and experienced a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers.

After an impressive return of goals for Watford over two-and-a-half seasons, Sordell earned a £3 million move to the Premier League with Bolton Wanderers in January 2012. 

With just eight goals in  29 appearances for the Bolton, the striker spent the 2013–14 season on loan at Charlton Athletic and returned to the Premier League with Burnley for the 2014–15 season, but his appearances were limited to brief game time off the bench.

The striker joined League One club Colchester United last season and this summer made the move to join Coventry City.

So far this campaign he has seven goals in all competitions.

Last Time Out: Coventry's last visit to Bristol to face Rovers was on 4th April 1964 as 12,006 watched on as the Sky Blues come away with a 1-0 victory. 

Tickets: This game is an ALL TICKET fixture, with tickets available online up until midnight Christmas Day.

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

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