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Match Previews


22 November 2016

Match Previews


22 November 2016

Rovers host Charlton Athletic this Tuesday at the Mem.

Team News: Rovers have a fully fit squad to choose from heading into the game.

Marcus' View: "We have got to play the likes of Charlton, Sheffield United, Bolton and Bradford, who are all massive teams in this division," said Stewart.

"It just proves how far we have come in the past couple of years, to be in the position that we are in now, competing against the likes of Charlton."

"The club here is in a good place at the moment and it is good going up against these types of teams, who are clubs that you want to be playing against really."

Opposition: Charlton are under the guidance of caretaker Manager, Kevin Nugent.

The visitor's head into the match following a 2-0 victory against Port Vale on Saturday and currently occupy 14th place in SkyBet League One.

Dangerman - Nicky Ajose: The twenty-five-year-old striker is a former Manchester United youth player and is a well versed Football League forward, with an impressive goal return of sixty-nine goals, in just under two-hundred professional appearances

After signing a professional contract at United, the Bury-born striker was loaned to his hometown club for the 2010/11 season, where he impressed with thirteen goals in just over twenty appearances.

On his return to Old Trafford, the striker was transferred to Peterborough United and joined then experienced loan spells at Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield, Crawley Town, Bury, and Swindon Town.

The forward joined Leeds United in the summer of 2014, but was again loaned out, this time to Crewe Alexandra.

A move to Swindon provided the opportunity for the striker to enjoy settled first-team football and excelled by scoring twenty-four goals last season.

Ajose was the first signing of the summer from former Charlton boss, Russell Slade and the forward has since scored four goals in just over ten appearances.

Last Time Out: The sides last met at the Mem back in 2011, when Paul Benson nodded the visitors in front early on, before Kyle Reid fired in to double the lead.

The Addicks had Reid sent off for a poor challenge on James Tunnicliffe, before Jose Semedo was also dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Wayne Brown pulled one back for Rovers from close range, before Williams lashed home to clinch a point.

Tickets: Supporters can Pay on the Day at the Mem.  After 6:30pm the Ticket Office is predominantly for card sales and seat tickets, with fans being able to pay at the turnstiles for terrace tickets.

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Charlton Athletic 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.      

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