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Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Adams Park (ATT 771) 6th September 2011 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: C Berry

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Wycombe 3

S Beavon (9, 57, 76)


Bristol R 1

M Harrold (58)

Wycombe v Bristol R preview

Last Updated: 05/09/11 5:06pm

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Halls: Rested for Chairboys

Halls: Rested for Chairboys

Team news ahead of Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy first-round tie between Wycombe and Bristol Rovers at Adams Park (7.30pm).

Wycombe manager Gary Waddock will make changes for the game.

The likes of Scott Rendell, Matt Bloomfield, Elliot Benyon, Kevin Betsy, Stuart Beavon and Anthony Stewart will all come into the reckoning.

Midfielder John Halls is resting an Achilles problem and defender Dave Winfield is set for groin surgery.

Waddock insists he will respect the competition by fielding a strong team.

"The sponsors want clubs to put their strongest teams out and I totally understand that. They have put their name to this competition and we have to treat it with the respect it deserves," said Waddock.

"Of course I would like to give our young players some match time. With the league substitute being cut down, you look at the cup games to give them a chance. But the rules are there and we will respect them.

"Other clubs will do what they think is best for them, but Bristol Rovers are a good team and we will respect them and we will have a strong team out."

Joe Anyinsah will not be fit for Bristol Rovers.

Winger Anyinsah has been troubled by a hamstring problem of late and has been ruled out of the contest by manager Paul Buckle.

Defender Gary Sawyer has recovered from a hernia operation but is unlikely to figure, although he could be available to face Bradford on Saturday.

Defender Adam Virgo (calf) and forward Chris Zebroski, who picked up a knock in the 4-1 defeat to Crawley on Saturday, should recover in time.

"At the moment it seems to be one step forward and two back in terms of getting players back on the training field," Buckle told Rovers' official website.

"But that is life, that happens."

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