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Match Preview: Fleetwood Town

23 January 2020

Match Previews

Match Preview: Fleetwood Town

23 January 2020

The Gas face Fleetwood Town at home in Ben Garner's return to the helm of the Club...

Rovers will look to recover from a 3-0 defeat to league leaders Rotherham United on the road last weekend.

They face a Fleetwood side also in a tricky run of form, having failed to win since boxing day, with their most recent result a 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury Town at home on the weekend.

The Gas now lie in 13th place in the league, but still remain optimistic, just 5 points outside of the play-offs.

Manager's Preview: On his return from leave, Ben Garner caught up with the press to reflect on his time away and look forward to Fleetwood.

Opposition: Fleetwood Town have suffered similar struggles to Rovers since Christmas day, having only come away with a victory on one occasion since the festivities - a 3-2 win over Rochdale on Boxing day. The Gas only faced Fleetwood Town away from home less than a month ago, in a 0-0 draw that could be described as anything but boring.

Press Talk: Joey Barton pointed out the impact the crowd can have on a game such as this, "Bristol Rovers are a good side; they defend the goal fantastically well and it’s a really tough place to go. They’ve got a good crowd at Bristol Rovers so whether they’re on a good run or a bad run, it’s a tough place to go."

Last Time We Met: With a Ched Evans goal ruled out in the second half, and a last-minute flick from Tom Nichols ricocheting off the bar, then off the 'keeper, the Gas' last meeting with Fleetwood Town was an eventful 0-0 draw.


Betting: Sky Bet are offering odds of 7/1 for both teams to score and Rovers to win. If you think the score will be the same as last time out, Sky Bet are currently pricing a 0-0 draw at 10/1. To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE - please gamble responsibly. 

Tickets: Supporters can purchase tickets in person from our Superstore - which is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Online 'Print @ Home' tickets will remain on sale up until 1 hour before kick-off and can be scanned at the turnstiles on a compatible mobile device. For more information, click below.

How to Follow the Game: iFollow Gas will help you keep track of the action as it unfolds this season with a number of different packages available. Subscribers based in the UK can listen to live commentary as the action unfolds at The Mem - with an audio season pass priced at £45 or a monthly audio pass costing £4.49. A new package available in the one-match audio pass, which is priced at £2.50. If you are based outside the UK then you can purchase a match pass for £5 to watch the live match live. To browse the match pass packages, please click HERE.

Our twitter account will also be live-tweeting the game.

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