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FLEETWOOD TOWN MATCH PREVIEW

13 January 2017

Rovers make the long trip north to face Fleetwood Town this Saturday in SkyBet League One.

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be aiming to build on last week's 5-0 victory at the Mem against Northampton Town.

Team News: Rovers are without Peter Hartley who is the only long term injury at the club.  

Darrell's View: "We are coming up against a side that is in good form.

"All good teams go through a spell of games unbeaten and Fleetwood are doing just that at the moment and they are looking to push into the top six. 

"They are a team that are full of confidence and we have massive respect for them as a team, like we do for every side we play against and we are looking forward to the game."

Opposition: Fleetwood haven't lost a game since their visit to Port Vale on November 12th, with the Cod Army picking up three victories in their last five outings in SkyBet League One.
                    
Dangerman - David Ball: The striker is Fleetwood's joint top-scorer this season, with nine goals to his name.

Starting his career at Manchester City, Ball was part of the youth side that won the 2008 final of the FA Youth Cup for City. Since leaving Manchester City, the striker has had spells at Swindon, Peterborough and Rochdale, before joining Fleetwood in July 2012.

In his 133 appearances for Fleetwood, the striker has scored over thirty goals, with his last goal coming in Fleetwood's 1-1 draw against Swindon in mid-December.
   
Last Time Out: Second half goals from Matty Taylor and Cristian Montano helped Rovers to victory when the sides met at the Mem back in November. 

Tickets: Supporters can purchase tickets for the away stand at the ground.  

Betting: League sponsors SkyBet offer the following Betting Preview for the match.

'Bristol Rovers are the 7/4 outsiders with Sky Bet to win on the road at Fleetwood on Saturday afternoon.

The Cod Army are 6/4 favourites with home advantage and Sky Bet offer the draw at 12/5.

Rovers won 5-0 at home to Northampton last weekend and a repeat of that impressive scoreline can be backed at 200/1 with Sky Bet.'

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Fleetwood Town 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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