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Match Preview: Rovers v Walsall

5 October 2018

Rovers are back at the Mem on Saturday to take on 7th placed Walsall after two consecutive away trips to the north.

Darrell Clarke's side managed to pick up two points from their ventures to Bradford City last weekend, then Rochdale four days later, keeping clean sheets in both fixtures.

Those results mean Rovers are unbeaten in their last four games and have conceded just one goal; in the 3-1 victory over Coventry City just under a fortnight a.

Despite that, the table could read better with the Gas sat 18th with 10 points, however a win could push the side up to 14th if other results go their way.

Here's all of our pre-match content ahead of the clash at BS7.

Gaffer's View: Darrell took a session on Friday afternoon at the Mem in preparation for tomorrow's game and had a chat with press pitchside afterwards.

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Preview: Darrell Clarke on Walsall

Player's View: Liam Sercombe has successfully made his return from injury and started the last two games, so we asked him to preview tomorrow's match.

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Preview: Liam Sercombe on Walsall

Opposition: Walsall will be pleased with their start to the 2018/19 season, sitting 7th in the table with five wins and four draws from the opening 11 games. Last time out they were held to a 0-0 draw by Shrewsbury Town at home and prior to that had suffered defeats at the hands of Accrington Stanley and Doncaster Rovers, either side of a 2-1 victory on the road to 23rd placed Oxford United.

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Opposition View: Walsall

Last Time We Met: Rovers visited the Bescot Stadium in December last year for the reverse of this fixture and there wasn't much to write home about following a 0-0 draw in the Midlands. Both sides had chances to win the game, particularly when Tom Nichols was played in with a superb ball over the top by Liam Sercombe, but was denied by a strong save.

Tickets: There is availability on the day, but we do advise fans to purchase in advance to avoid queues. Online tickets can be purchased up until midnight on Friday, 5th October. To buy online click HERE.

Keeping Up With The Game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it to the Mem 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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