Match Preview | Bristol Rovers v Peterborough United

Bristol Rovers v Peterborough United
Sky Bet League One, The Memorial Stadium, Saturday 20 April, 3pm KO

Bristol Rovers are set for a final home match of the 2023/24 season, against Peterborough United.

The Gas welcome the Posh on the back of consecutive Sky Bet League One victories, with a 3-1 away win at Cheltenham Town and a 1-0 home victory against Cambridge United putting the Pirates in 14th place and on 57 points in the table.

Peterborough, meanwhile, still mathematically have a shot of reaching the Championship via the automatic promotion spots, but will need to win all three of their remaining matches to be within a shout.

Darren Ferguson’s side sit fourth in the table and won the Bristol Street Motors Trophy in April, thanks to a 2-1 victory against Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley Stadium. 



Tickets are still available for Saturday’s home season finale, and can be purchased here!





Peterborough United have found themselves between the Championship and League One in recent seasons. 

The Posh have been in the third division since last season, following relegation from the Championship, but came close to an immediate return after finish in the play-off places. A defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-finals meant another campaign in League One, but Peterborough have built, developed, and look up for the play-off fight once again. 

Victory in the EFL Cup stands the side in good stead. Beating Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 at Wembley Stadium means Posh have won the tournament for a second time in their history and, with Darren Ferguson at the helm for a fourth time, look set to be a tough opponent in the closing weeks of the campaign. 


With attackers like former Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and Ephron Mason-Clark in fine form in front of goal, Saturday's visitors will be a stern test for Matt Taylor's men. 


Previous Meetings…

Peterborough United have traditionally been a tricky opposition for the Gas. 

The Posh have beaten Rovers in three of the last six outings between the two sides, including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in September. 

Scott Sinclair’s fine finish after a well-worked team move secured a 1-0 win for Rovers against Peterborough at The Memorial Stadium last season, a first win for the Gas at home against Posh since 2007.




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: Tom Reeves

Assistant Referees: Hugh Gilroy & Alistair Nelson

Fourth Official: Kevin Morris

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