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PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers
vs.
Swindon Town

Memorial Stadium

22 April 2008

7:45pm K.O

It's derby time. Swindon Town travel to Bristol to take on Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.

With both teams securing League One football for next season over the weekend, pride is at stake in this heated west country derby.


Hasney Aljofree Returns From Suspension

Vital Quotes:

'We now have a derby game against Bristol Rovers and I told the players before today that we wanted four wins from the remaining four games. We have one of those wins on the board and now we can look forward to the Bristol Rovers game.'

Swindon Town boss Maurice Malpas

Bristol Rovers Team News:

Bristol Rovers come out of the weekend ensuring League One football after drawing 1-1 with Gillingham at the Memorial Stadium on the weekend. The draw coincidently puts Gills on the brink of relegation which Swindon Town can ensure next weekend at Priestfield. Stuart Campbell should be able to play after overcoming an ankle injury prior to the Gillingham game. Steve Phillips will be in goal as usual for The Gas to wind up the Swindon Town fans. Manager Paul Trollope could blood some youngsters after naming the same team for the last 2 games. Jeff Hughes could face a late fitness test after injuring himself against Crystal Palace in a reserve match.

Player to watch: Steve Elliott

The defender scored a wonder goal on Saturday to ensure League One status for The Gas.

Swindon Town Team News:

Ben Joyce should be on the bench after scoring in his debut for Town. Hasney Aljofree could return after serving a one game suspension however after a 6-0 win on Saturday Maurice Malpas may choose to select the same squad who battered Port Vale.


Jack Smith Scored On Saturday

Player to watch: Lee Peacock

Has been great since returning to a strikers role. Will the good form continue?

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon won the las game between the sides 1-0 after Christian Roberts scored a penalty for Town. The match was a heated affair with Steve Phillips pushing Simon Cox about which improved the atmosphere which was actually quite flat up until that time. Historically Town are 62-21-62 against Bristol Rovers. Rovers won the last game between the 2 clubs at the Memorial Stadium thanks to a Rickie Lambert goal which meant Town had to wait another week for Promotion to League One last season.

Match Prediction:

A tough game to predict. In truth, a lot of Town fans are dreading this game however I'm not. Bristol Rovers have a poor record at home. The atmosphere should be electrifying so we will go for a 2-1 Town win.

Next Fixtures:

Coca Cola League One: Gillingham V Swindon Town, Saturday 26 April 2008, 12:35pm kick off at Priestfield.





Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Sunday April 20 2008
Time: 9:33AM

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Comments

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A win would be great - and an own goal from Mr Steve Phillips would be the icing on the cake.
APG_STFC
20/04/2008 10:12:00
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I am looking forward to this game! A double over our local rivals would be great!
STFC_Gazza
20/04/2008 10:36:00
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