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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth

25 October 2019

The lowdown on this weekend's encounter with Portsmouth at the Memorial Stadium.

Rovers face Portsmouth on Saturday expecting to rebound from Tuesday night's display against Bolton Wanderers. The Gas will need the full backing of the fans as they take on a tricky Portsmouth side.

The Memorial Stadium will host a side five points behind Rovers in the league at this stage, but a team in a resurgence after a sluggish start to their campaign. They continued said resurgence through a victory over Lincoln on Tuesday, with John Marquis' first-half effort the only goal of the game.

Below is all the pre-match content ahead of kick-off...

Manager Preview: The Gaffer spoke to the press on Friday morning about how the side is recovering from the midweek setback and his thoughts on the coming opposition.

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Pre-Match: Graham on Portsmouth

Players Preview: Abu Ogogo was on hand to speak with the press on Friday morning and detailed the morale of the squad and the ambition to put a win on the board to end a period of three games in seven days.

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Pre-Match: Abu Ogogo on Portsmouth

Opposition: Since being beaten 1-0 by Shrewsbury on the opening day of the season, Portsmouth have endured a mixed bag of results, but their recent form shows signs of improvement, having picked up ten points from the last fifteen available.

Having won four, lost four and drawn four, the side from the south coast sit five points behind the Gas, but have played two fewer games than their rivals this weekend.

Paper Talk: Pompey boss Kenny Jackett set out the clear goal for his side ahead of their arrival at BS7, stating he expects his team to build on a victory in midweek. Talking to portsmouth.co.uk, Jackett said, “We want to turn it into a good week for us and all our efforts are focused on making sure it’s six points out of six. It will be a tough game and we’ll analyse our opponents, respecting them while concentrating mainly on our own performance.”

Tickets: Print at home tickets are the easiest way to book and will be available up until an hour before kick-off. Full details can be found on the link below. 

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Ticket Information: Portsmouth

Around the Mem: After the final whistle on Saturday, there will be live music in the Thatchers Bar, with 'Duck n Cuvver' providing the post-match music.

How to Follow the Game: iFollow Gas will help you keep track of the action as it unfolds this season with a number of different packages available. Subscribers based in the UK can listen to live commentary as the action unfolds at The Mem - with an audio season pass priced at £45 or a monthly audio pass costing £4.49. A new package available in the one-match audio pass, which is priced at £2.50. If you are based outside the UK then you can purchase a match pass for £5 to watch the live match live. To browse the match pass packages, please click HERE.

Our twitter account will also be live-tweeting the game.


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