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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers (A)

All The Latest Information Ahead of Fixture

22 September 2017

Fixture | Bristol Rovers vs Blackpool – Date | 23 September 2017 – Venue | Memorial Stadium

Blackpool will look to maintain their strong, early season form when facing Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium tomorrow.

The Seasiders, unbeaten in seven league matches, picked up their first away victory of the season at Plymouth Argyle earlier this month.

Last Time Out:  

Goals from Kyle Vassell (2) and Callum Cooke helped Blackpool to a 3-1 victory against Oxford United last weekend. 

Bristol Rovers, meanwhile, went the distance in the Carabao Cup at Wolves on Tuesday night, losing out 1-0 in extra-time at Molineux. 

Team News: 

Manager Gary Bowyer is likely to call upon the same squad again for the trip to Bristol, with everybody coming through the last outing unscathed.

Jim McAlister (broken tibia), Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Armand Gnanduillet (thigh) are continuing to make progress on the injury front, though remain sidelined.  

The opposition will be without captain Tom Lockyer, who was dismissed against Wolves in midweek. Fellow defender Ryan Sweeney does return from suspension, however. 

Former Blackpool goalkeeper Sam Slocombe is expected to retain his place between the sticks, though a doubt remains about the availability of full-back Dan Leadbitter. 

Match Betting Odds:

Bristol Rovers Win - 13/10 
Draw - 12/5
Blackpool Win - 2/1

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One: 

Charlton Athletic vs Bury
Fleetwood Town vs Southend United
Northampton Town vs Bradford City
Oxford United vs Walsall
Peterborough United vs Wigan Athletic
Plymouth Argyle vs Doncaster Rovers
Rochdale vs Gillingham
Rotherham United vs Oldham Athletic 
Scunthorpe United vs Portsmouth
Shrewsbury Town vs Blackburn Rovers


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