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Match Preview - Rovers v Barrow

28 February 2022

Rovers welcome Barrow to BS7 in our latest mid-week league test.

Rovers' latest test in the Sky Bet League Two comes in the form of Mark Cooper's Barrow. Rovers drew the reverse fixture at The Dunes Hotel Stadium with Sam Nicholson opening the scoring for Rovers in the 44th minute before Ollie Banks equalised deep into first-half stoppage time. Below is all the need to know info ahead of tomorrow's clash at The Mem.

Manager's Preview

Rovers boss, Joey Barton has said that a clean sheet will be the main focus going in Tuesday's game at The Mem. The manager also said that every point picked up will be vital from now until the end of the season.

"Every point is going to be valuable from now until the end of the season. If we can't win every game then we must make sure that we don't lose. You always try and get three points, that's what the aim is. To do that you have to score goals, we managed to do that on Saturday but on the other side of that, you have to keep them out at the other end. 

We were certainly comfortably for long long periods at the weekend against another side near the top of the division but again we didn't manage to keep that clean sheet and get the shut out. If we had we would be sitting with two more points and a different feel after Saturday's clash."

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Last Time Out

Form Guide

Mark Cooper's side currently find themselves in 20th place in the Sky Bet League Two standings ahead of Tuesday's game against the Gas with 32 points from 32 games this season. The Bluebirds started the season in decent form beating the likes of Newport County and Mansfield Town. Results have proven more difficult to come by of late for Barrow, with two wins in their last 10 games. Barrow's last secured all three points in a match in their impressive 0-1 away victory against promotion pushing Northampton Town.

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Barrow have found the back of the net on 30 occasions this season. The club's top goalscorer up to this point is Oliver Banks who has scored eight times from midfield. Banks is statistically Barrow's best-performing player this season according to Whoscored.com with an overall rating of 6.90. Josh Gordon is next on the list for Barrow with five goals and one assist in 22 appearances for The Bluebirds this season. 

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Ref Watch

David Rock is the match official for Tuesday's clash at The Mem. This season, Rock has officiated nine games in the Sky Bet League Two. Across those nine games, Rock has produced 30 yellow cards and three reds, averaging 3.33 yellow cards per game and 0.33 red cards per game. Rocks last officiated a game involving Rovers in our 1-3 home defeat at the hands of Leyton Orient back in September 2021.

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Betting Preview

EFL sponsors, Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 11/10 for the win on Tuesday evening. Rovers can also be backed at 16/1 to win the game 3-1. On the goal-scorer markets, Ryan Loft is priced at 9/2 to open the scoring at The Mem on Tuesday. Antony Evans can be back at 12/5 to score at any time in the match.

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How to Watch

Tuesday's fixture is live on iFollow! Match passes can be picked up for £10 - with the majority of the revenue generated coming back to the football club. 

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