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Match Preview: Charlton Athletic vs Bristol Rovers

4 August 2017

We take a quick look at tomorrow's opponents Charlton Athletic.

Bristol Rovers go into the opening game of the season picking up an important first three points of the new SkyBet League One season. 

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be looking to pick up their first away three points of the season against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.   

Team News: Rovers have a full squad to pick from including today's additions Ryan Sweeney and Dominic Telford.

Darrell's View: ”Karl Robinson's teams play very good football. Charlton have a good style of football and are very attack minded.

They would have been disappointed with their league position last season, but I think Karl has had a bit time in charge and they will up there in the mix this season." 

Opposition: Under Karl Robinson, the Addicks, who seemed to be in free-fall, stabilised and hit a good vein of form towards the tail-end of last season. 

On Saturday Charlton’s pre-season concluded with a staggering 6-1 mauling of Championship, Ipswich Town. 
                   
Dangerman - Ricky Holmes: Becoming Charlton’s first signing of the 2016 summer transfer window, Ricky Holmes quickly endeared himself as a fans’ favourite with a series of superb performances.

Arriving in League One off the back of a title-winning campaign in League Two with Northampton Town, Holmes scored his first two goals for the club in a 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town at The Valley.

Holmes finished 2016/17 with 13 goals from 38 games in his debut campaign at The Valley.

Last Time Out: Last season, Jermaine Easter opened the scoring on 12 minutes as he rounded the keeper and found an empty net. Magennis brought the scores level on 41 minutes as he nodded home from Joe Aribo’s free-kick.

Within five minutes of the resumption of the second half, the same duo combined to give the home team the lead. Jorge Teixeira scored from another Aribo delivery before Magennis completed his hat-trick with a shot past Will Puddy.             

Tickets: Supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day at the Valley.     

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

What is iFollow Gas?
In terms of features, iFollow Gas will still have many of the features that supporters enjoyed with Gas Player.

The obvious difference is that iFollow Gas will give overseas fans the opportunity to live stream games for the 2017/18 season*.

Supporters based in the UK will still be able to access match commentary and extended highlights from games, the same service as supporters will be used to if they subscribed to Gas Player.

In terms of subscription options, supporters can either choose to register for a free account or pay for a monthly or season long pass.

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

Bristol Rovers found on TwitterFacebook & Instagram for your match day fix and make sure you use #BristolRovers

Betting: The Football League’s primary sponsors have priced the game up with Rovers available at 2/1, Charlton Athletic at 13/10 with the draw available at 12/5. 

Bristol Rovers and SkyBet Promote Responsible Gambling for over 18s only. Prices correct at time of writing and subject to change. 

www.gambleaware.co.uk.


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