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Match Preview: Rovers v Scunthorpe United

16 November 2018

Rovers return to the Mem on Saturday after just under four weeks away and four away games on the spin, to host Scunthorpe United.

They also return to League One football after two cup games in a row, first the 1-1 FA Cup first round draw at Barnet before Tuesday night's 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy group stage loss at Exeter City.

The Gas were last in league action just under two weeks ago and recorded a superb 3-0 victory away to Blackpool as they put an end to their troubles on the road and in front of goal.

A win this weekend could see Darrell Clarke's men potentially rise from 20th up to 16th, leapfrogging Saturday's opponents in the process. 

Gaffer's View: Darrell Clarke looked ahead to the upcoming busy schedule, starting with Saturday's encounter at BS7.

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Preview: Darrell on Scunthorpe

Leads' View: Daniel Leadbitter has been frequently involved in the starting XI of late and is looking to take the confidence that has brought into this weekend's game. 

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Preview: Daniel Leadbitter on Scunthorpe

Opposition: The Iron are currently sat just one place above Rovers in the league and just one point better off. Their recent cup exploits have produced a mix bag, as they progressed to the second round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Burton Albion, however they lost out 3-2 to League Two Mansfield Town in the Checkatrade Trophy and consequently did not make it out of their group. In the league, they haven't won in six games, shipping 16 goals in the process - their last win came in a 5-3 triumph at home to Charlton Athletic back at the beginning of October.

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Opposition View: Scunthorpe United

Last Time We Met: Back in February this year, Rovers hosted the Iron here at the Mem and the shares were spoiled. Scunthorpe took the lead just past the hour mark through Duane Holmes and looked to be heading for victory, until Ellis Harrison bundled the ball home in the dying minutes to snatch a point for the Gas.

Tickets: There will be availableility  on the day however fans could experience queues - there is also free admission to members of the armed forces with a valid MOD 90 card.

Keeping Up With The Game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it the Mem to the on Saturday, supporters based abroad will be able to watch the game on iFollow. For more information about iFollow - please click HERE.


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