Match Preview | Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United

Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United
Sky Bet League One, The Memorial Stadium, Tuesday 16 April 2024, 7.45pm KO

Bristol Rovers face a penultimate home match of the 2023/24 campaign as Cambridge United make the trip to The Memorial Stadium. 

The Gas returned to winning ways on Saturday with an impressive 3-1 victory at Cheltenham Town, with Scott Sinclair, Brandon Aguilera and Elkan Baggot all getting on the scoresheet. 

Matt Taylor’s side sit 15th in League One on 54 points, while Garry Monk’s Cambridge are 18th on 46 points having drawn 1-1 at home to Charlton Athletic in their last fixture.



Tickets are still available for Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One home match with Cambridge United. 

You can purchase your tickets now here!


Cambridge United are making a real effort to establish themselves in League One. 

Promoted in 2021, the Us have been in the third tier of English football for the last three seasons, fighting and battling to retain their spot in the division. 

It is the same dogged mentality that saw the side fight back from the Conference to the Football League in 2014 and eventually return to League One seven years later. 

In some ways, this has been the most challenging campaign in League One so far for Cambridge United. In a season that started with local lad Mark Bonner in charge, the 38-year-old departed in November and was replaced by Neil Harris.

Harris himself lasted three months in the role before returning to Championship side Millwall, which then saw former Swansea City, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk take control. 

In his first managerial role in three-and-a-half years, Monk was quick to point out he was looking to work in an environment that allowed for realistic, positive growth, and Cambridge have certainly done well in recent seasons. Now, a coach once touted as a potential England manager is working to ensure Cambridge retain their place in League One. If they can, the 2024/25 season may allow for further growth through the division.


Previous Meetings…

Bristol Rovers have enjoyed recent outings against Tuesday’s visitors. 

While the reverse fixture, at Abbey Stadium in August, ended in a 2-0 win for the home side, the Gas have picked up wins in the five matches before this campaign. 

Rovers completed the double over Cambridge last season, picking up 2-1 wins both home and away, with Josh Colburn scoring in the victory at The Mem. 

Prior to that game, the two teams last met in August 2017 in the first round of the Carabao Cup, with the Gas running out 4-1 victors. The 2015/16 season also saw Rovers do the double over Cambridge in League Two.


Allocated seating…

Seated tickets come with an allocated seat and row number, and supporters are kindly reminded to sit only in the seat that comes with the ticket.


Persistent standing…

Furthermore, Bristol Rovers FC must ensure we operate in full accordance with national rules and regulations. A particular issue that has been fed back by some fans is persistent standing which will impact the Club's ability to achieve 100 per cent occupancy, should standing continue.

Supporters wishing to stand for matches are kindly advised to locate themselves in one of the available terraces.

Match Officials…

Referee: Daniel Middleton

Assistant Referees: Danny Gratton & James Vallance

Fourth Official: Daniel Robinson

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