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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Accrington Stanley

10 August 2018

Rovers return to the Mem for the first home game of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One campaign, as Accrington Stanley visit the Mem.

Rovers will be looking to bounce back from the opening day defeat at the hands of Peterborough. 

The arrival of Stefan Payne and Alex Jakubiak on deadline day bolstered Manager Darrell Clarke's options heading into Saturday's encounter.

Darrell Clarke's View: The Manager spoke to the press first thing on deadline day, ahead of the confirmation of the arrival of the latest recruits and discusses Saturday's test against Accrington Stanley.

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Preview: Darrell on Accrington

Player's View: James Clarke was on press duty this week and spoke about bouncing back and putting on a performance for the passionate Rovers fans that will fill the Mem on Saturday.

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Preview: James Clarke on Accrington Stanley

Opposition View: Accrington's promotion from Sky Bet League Two played out to a busy summer, as a number of players departed and an influx of players arrived at the WHAM Stadium. On the opening weekend, John Coleman's side tasted defeat when Gillingham made the long trip north, with Coleman alluding to expecting a tough test on Saturday afternoon at the Mem in his pre-match press conference.

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Opposition View: Accrington Stanley

Last Time We Met: The clubs last faced each other back in January 2016. On that occasion, it was Stanley who took all three points on offer, as a Sean McConville strike in the second half was all the separated the two teams;

Tickets: We advise supporters to arrive early at the ground on Saturday to avoid queues. The ticket office will be open for collections from 11am on Saturday. Read the latest ticket information HERE.

Betting: League Sponsors Sky Bet have constructed the below preview of this weekend's Sky Bet League One action.

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Sky Bet League Preview


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