Rovers kick off the 2018/19 SkyBet League One season with a trip to the ABAX Stadium on Saturday, to take on Peterborough United.
Darrell Clarke's men come off the back of a five-game pre-season schedule and will be determined to react following last weekend's disappointing 4-0 defeat to Exeter City.
Darrell Clarke's view: The gaffer sat down for his first official pre-match press conference of the new season and gave his thoughts on Saturday's test.
Preview: Darrell Clarke on Peterborough United
Player's view: Summer recruit Sam Matthews was also on media duty, as he previewed his first competitive game as a Rovers player.
Preview: Sam Matthews on Peterborough United
Opposition: This weekend's opponents have had a very busy summer, with a total of 32 incomings and outgoings at the club as Steve Evans gets set for his first full season in charge of the Posh. The Scotsman took over in March this year and attempted to pinch a play-off spot, missing out by seven points and finishing in 9th place. United have lost key men in 33-goal striker Jack Marriott and Gwion Edwards who have both secured moves to the Championship, however have sought a number of reinforcements including Jason Naismith, Alex Woodyard and Siriki Dembele.
Opposition View: Peterborough United
Peterborough United: Three to Watch
Last Time We Met: Rovers travelled to the Posh in March this year, and claimed a credible 1-1 draw with Tony Craig netting his first goal for the club and giving his side the lead 10 minutes after the break, only for it to be cancelled out four minutes later by Danny Lloyd-McGoldrick.
Tickets: Fans can no longer purchase tickets in advance, but there will be some available on the day at the ground.