Bristol R v Morecambe preview
Last Updated: 31/08/12 3:38pm
Brodie: Set to start for Morecambe
Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Bristol Rovers and Morecambe at the Memorial Stadium.
Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee has no new injury concerns.
McGhee is set to name an unchanged team after the Pirates were leading 3-1 at Wycombe in their last match, only for the game to be abandoned due to heavy rain.
The Gas manager's only selection dilemma comes in midfield, where Wayne Brown, Oliver Norburn, Matt Lund, and Seanan Clucas are yet to nail down a starting place alongside ever-present Matt Gill.
Rovers will be without defender Garry Kenneth (calf), goalkeeper Scott Bevan (wrist), and right-back Dan Woodards (broken leg) who continue their recoveries from injury.
Bevan is expected to miss a further fortnight, while Kenneth should return in the next month after sustaining an injury during the warm up against Barnet.
Woodards broke his leg last season, and his due for a first-team return in mid-October.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a fully-fit squad to choose from.
Bentley reaches a landmark on Saturday when he takes charge of his 50th Football League game for the Shrimps.
He will be looking for a response to last weekend's defeat to Port Vale and hoping his side can continue their good run of form away from home.
Bentley named a strong side for the midweek League Cup defeat at Sunderland and could name the same starting line-up.
Forwards Richard Brodie and Izak Reid were both withdrawn after an hour as a precaution and are expected to start in attack.
Lewis Alessandra was another to be substituted in that game but he will also start at the Memorial Stadium.
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