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Checkatrade Trophy Preview: Bristol Rovers v Port Vale

21 January 2019

All the pre-match content heading into Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy tie against Port Vale.

Rovers entertain Port Vale in the Quarter Final of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday evening with a place in the final four of the competition at stake.

The Gas will be looking to bounce back from a slim defeat on Saturday to Wycombe that ended a six-game unbeaten streak, ahead of the upcoming weekend without any Sky Bet League One action for Graham Coughlan's side.

Manager's View: Graham Coughlan spoke to the press on Monday morning and signalled how Tuesday's game offers the squad a chance to react to Saturday's defeat.

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Checkatrade Trophy Preview: Graham Coughlan on Port Vale

Players View: Alex Rodman was also on press duty this afternoon and discussed the general perception of the competition as we enter the latter stages.

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Checkatrade Trophy Preview: Alex Rodman on Port Vale

Opposition: Port Vale approach Tuesday's game on the back on a 1-0 victory away at Crawley on the weekend. Ricky Miller grabbed the important goal for Neil Aspin's men in the first half on Saturday afternoon, as Vale climbed up to 18th in Sky Bet League Two. So far in the competition, Port Vale advanced from a group that included Burton, Middlesborough U21's and Walsall. In the knockout stages, Port Vale have beaten Stoke U21's and Shrewsbury Town to progress to this stage of the competition. 

Tickets: Online tickets will be available up until midnight on Monday, 21st January. Tickets pre-purchased online are eligible for our 'Print at Home' option, which is a hassle-free way of securing your ticket that eliminates the need to queue on a match day to collect. We advise supporters who are collecting pre-booked tickets to do so at the earliest opportunity. 

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What's On: Bristol Rovers v Port Vale

Following the Game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it to the Mem then watching the game on iFollow is the next best thing. Match passes for Tuesday's game are available to users based in the UK and Ireland and are priced at just £10. To purchase a match pass please click HERE.


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