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MATCH PREVIEW: MORECAMBE

20 February 2016

We take a quick look at today's opponents

Bristol Rovers go into today's game looking to bounce back from a disappointing result and performance at Portsmouth last weekend.

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be looking to secure a valuable three points going into the business end of the season.

Team News: Rovers have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Morecambe.

Darrell's View:”They are all tough games but we need to keep our good home form going. It was a bit rocky at the start but we've managed to turn that around and get a good run going at the Mem. 

"I'm sure the supporters will be in fantastic voice as they were at Portsmouth and will be right behind the team."  

Opposition: Today's opponents Portsmouth currently sit in 17th position in the Sky Bet League Two table with 36 points from their 31 games played. The Shrimps have been in stuttering form of late only picking up one point from their last 18 available. Morecambe however are one of the highest scoring teams in the division with an impressive 52 goals scored which is a total only bettered by league leaders Northampton Town.                  
 
Dangerman - Thomas Barkhuizen: Barkhuizen joined Morecambe on a two-year deal in May 2015, becoming Jim Bentley’s first signing of the summer. The former Blackpool trainee has been in good form in front of goal this season hitting the back of the net eight times including a calm second half finish against Rovers at the Globe Arena back in October.       
 
Last Time Out: Goals from Lee Mansell, Billy Bodin, Matty Taylor and Ellis Harrison saw Rovers pick up their second win in a week on their travels after toppling the Shrimps 3-4 at the Globe Arena.     

Tickets: Supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day for today's game.  

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

Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.

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Betting: The Football League’s primary sponsors have priced the game up with Rovers available at 4/6, Morecambe at 19/5 with the draw available at 3/1.

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