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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Walsall

8 September 2017

Rovers host Walsall at the Memorial Stadium this Saturday, ahead of two back to back home fixtures, with Oldham Athletic visiting BS7 on Tuesday evening.

Rovers: Manager Darrell Clarke will be looking to bounce back following last Saturday's defeat at Bradford.

Team News: Both Tom Lockyer and Ryan Sweeney return to to the squad following spells away on international duty.

Darrell's View: 

Dangerman - Erhun Oztumer: The diminutive attacking midfielder (pictured above) enjoyed an outstanding debut season for Walsall in 2016/17, finishing as top scorer with 15 goals.

Born in Greenwich, the 25-year-old spent nine years at Charlton prior to joining Turkish side Manisaspor’s youth scheme in 2008, aged 16.

He moved to Peterborough for an undisclosed fee in June 2014 and played 58 times over two seasons with Posh, scoring seven goals.

Signed by Walsall last June, the creative schemer was named in the League One Team of the Year in 2016/17 and also received the division's Goal of the Month award twice.

Last Time Out: Rovers visit to the Banks's Stadium back in January ended in a 3-1 defeat. Goals from Eoghan O'Connell, Simeon Jackson and Joe Edwards defeated Rovers that day. Walsall's last visit to the Mem finished 1-1, as Erhun Öztümer canceled out an early Matty Taylor goal.

Tickets: Supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day at the Mem. Early bird tickets are available up until midnight on Friday.

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Bradford 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.

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.


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