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29 September 2015

We take a quick look at today's opponents!

Bristol Rovers go into today's game looking to pick up their first win in five games.

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be looking to bounce back from Saturday's defeat to table topping Portsmouth at the Mem.

Team News: Will Puddy is the only long term absentee for the Rovers squad.

Darrell's View:”It will be good for me to go back [to Hartlepool] because I had some good times there as a player but I will be going there to get three points.

"We don't want to make anything about the traveling because at the end of the day it is a football match, 11 vs 11 and we just need to get on with it."

Opposition: Hartlepool currently 11th place in SkyBet League Two having picked up 13 points from their 9 matches so far this season. Ronnie Moore's men snatched all three points against Yeovil Town at the weekend having not won in their last five outings. 
Dangerman - Billy Paynter: Paynter became Pools’ seventh summer signing when he clinched his deal at The Vic – and ended Ronnie Moore’s search for a target man to add to his squad. The former Swindon Town man has hit the back of the net on four occasions already this season but has found goals hard to come by in his last four outings against Wycombe Wanderers, Exeter City, Cambridge United and Yeovil Town respectively.
Last Time Out: John Ward's men lost 4-0 to the Pools at Victoria Park as Marlon Harewood, Brad Walker, Simon Walton and Jonathan Franks wrapped up the points that sent Rovers down to 18th place in League Two back in March 2014.  

Tickets: Supporters can pay on the day for today's trip to the Vic.

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Hartlepool United can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.

Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.

Bristol Rovers found on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for your match day fix and make sure you use #BristolRovers!

Betting: The Football League’s primary sponsors have priced the game up with Rovers available at 7/5, Hartlepool at 2/1 with the draw available at 11/5.

Bristol Rovers and SkyBet Promote Responsible Gambling for over 18s only. Prices correct at time of writing and subject to change.

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