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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town

12 August 2019

Rovers face Cheltenham Town tomorrow night in the Carabao Cup 1st round.

The Gas begin their  2019/20 Cup campaign this week with a Carabao Cup tie against Cheltenham Town.

Rovers played out a 0-0 draw in heavy wind against a tough Wycombe Wanderers side on Saturday and will be looking to progress in the cup on Tuesday.

As the first midweek game of the season, it's set to be a brilliant Tuesday evening at the Mem.

Coach's Preview: Assistant Manager Joe Dunne talked to the press on Monday to look forward to his side's first venture into cup competition this season.

Player Preview: Victor Adeboyejo was inches away from scoring his first goal for the club with a left-footed strike glancing the post against Wycombe Wanderers. He reflected on that strike and looked forward to the coming fixtures when he spoke to the press on Monday.

Opposition: In their first game of the season Cheltenham Town lost to recently promoted Leyton Orient, but bounced back well with a 4-1 victory over Scunthorpe United, who were relegated from League One last season. Centre-back Charlie Raglan was on the scoresheet in that game, grabbing his first goal for the side since his move from Oxford United over the summer. Though he won't be playing in the fixture, a familiar face will be part of Cheltenham Town set up for the coming campaign, after Gavin Reilly moved on loan to the side.

Travel and Ticket Information: Online tickets for this fixture will be available until midnight on Monday,12th August for supporters wishing to collect tickets on the day, whilst a 'Print @ Home' option will remain available up until 2 hours before kick-off.

To book tickets online please click HERE.

To view the matchday ticket prices for the 2019/20 season, please click HERE.

Last Encounter: It's been a while since the Gas last encountered Cheltenham Town in a competitive fixture, with the last meeting between the two sides coming in 2014 with both sides in League Two. Rovers won 1-0 that day, with John-Joe O'Toole scoring the only goal, a left-footed strike from the edge of the area.

How to Follow the Game: As usual, we will have key moments and incidents from the game on our social media outlets. Follow @Official_BRFC on Twitter or head over to our official Facebook page. The live match centre is the place to follow minute-by-minute updates, as well as in-game match stats. 

Keep Up to Date with iFollow: iFollow Gas will help you keep track of the action as it unfolds this season with a number of different packages available. Carabao Cup matches are only available via audio commentary - with an audio season pass priced at £45 or a monthly audio pass costing £4.49.


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