13.02.23 Match Preview - Rovers v Ipswich Town

A look ahead to our Valentine's Day clash at The Mem.

Manager Preview

Joey Barton said it is crucial that Rovers return to winning ways as quickly as possible after Saturday's defeat against Lincoln City:

"It’s always disappointing when you lose games. Nothing can replace the winning feeling, so we’ve got to get back to that as soon as possible with Ipswich and Burton to come at home.

"The games come at you thick and fast, which is good for us. You don’t have a lot of time to dwell on it. I’m hoping we can use the anger and frustration of today because our players feel aggrieved at some of the decisions that were made to spur that into positive results and performances in the near future."

Opposition View

Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna has warned that his side will need to be 'physically and mentally' ready ahead of Tuesday night's clash at The Mem:

"I am looking forward to the game tomorrow and I haven't been to The Memorial Stadium before. Every game is tough and we need to be ready both physically and mentally.

"We have recovered as well as we can, and we will focus on everything we can do to be set for the game.

"Bristol Rovers have individual threats and there are things we need to be prepared for, but we'll focus on ourselves and delivering a performance."


Form Guide

Ipswich Town drew in their last outing in the league. A pulsating 2-2 draw against promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday saw Town extend their undefeated streak to three games. In that run, the Tractor Boys have picked up points against Morecambe and Cambridge. 


How to Watch

Tomorrow's game is available to stream live on iFollow!

Fans are able to purchase a match pass for £10 with the majority of the revenue coming back to the club. 

To find out more about iFollow, please click HERE.


Tickets for tomorrow evening's clash can be purchased HERE.

Ref Watch

Paul Howard is the referee for tomorrow's meeting with Ipswich Town at The Mem. Referee Howard has taken charge of one game in League One this season but has officiated nine games in League Two. His sole refereeing performance in League One was in Wycombe's 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at The Valley on New Year's Day.


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