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Know your opponent: Bristol Rovers

18 November 2016

Get to know today's opponents Bristol Rovers ahead of the clash at the Memorial Stadium...

Darrell Clarke, manager – Former right-winger who has led the Pirates to two promotions

1 Steve Mildenhall, goalkeeper – Experienced goalkeeper is currently nursing an injury
2 Daniel Leadbitter, defender – Pacy right-back has provided three assists in 17 appearances
3 Lee Brown, defender – Left-back is the Rovers’ top appearance maker this season
4 Tom Lockyer, defender – Wales Under-21 central defender has tallied over 160 career games
5 Mark McChrystal, defender – Experienced centre-back has been limited to just four games this season
6 Peter Hartley, defender – Versatile defender has scored three goals from the back
7 Lee Mansell, midfielder – Winger has played just one game for Rovers in 2016/17
8 Ollie Clarke, midfielder – Busy midfielder who often starts in central midfield
9 Ellis Harrison, forward – Wales Under-21 international has four goals to his name
10 Matty Taylor, forward – League One’s third-highest goalscorer with 11, has had three more in cup competitions
14 Chris Lines, midfielder – A virtual ever-present in central midfield who has provided nine assists
15 James Clarke, defender – Strong central defender is out with a back injury
16 Liam Lawrence, midfielder – Veteran midfielder with Premier League experience
17 Jermaine Easter, forward – Former Don has scored three goals in 13 games
21 Cristian Montano, midfielder – Skilful winger has contributed to three goals so far in 2016/17
22 Byron Moore, forward – Pacy attacker who missed Tuesday’s game because of an illness
23 Billy Bodin, forward – Former Wales youth international currently sidelined with an injury
24 Stuart Sinclair, midfielder – Energetic box-to-box midfielder has committed 28 fouls this season
25 Will Puddy, goalkeeper – 29-year-old has recently spent time on loan with Braintree Town
29 Luke James, forward – On-loan Peterborough United striker has made just two starts
30 Rory Gaffney, forward – Fans favourite has contributed to four goals – three scored, one assist
31 Connor Roberts, defender – Swansea City loanee can operate at either full-back position
33 Kelle Roos, goalkeeper – First-choice stopper on loan from Derby County, has kept two clean sheets
34 Hiram Boateng, midfielder – Crystal Palace loanee has been a regular of late
35 Charlie Colkett, midfielder – Talented Chelsea loanee provided a superb assist in last month’s game at Stadium MK
36 Jake Clarke-Salter, defender – Also on loan from Chelsea, a regular in the Rovers’ back four

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18 Dominic Thomas, midfielder – Youngster has yet to feature for Rovers since turning pro
28 Jay Malpas, midfielder – Ball-playing central midfielder still awaiting his Rovers debut
32 Alfie Kilgour, defender – Scholar upgraded to pro ranks that has yet to feature

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