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St James Park, Exeter (ATT 5,054) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Stroud

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Last Updated: 28/09/12 1:02pm

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Eaves: Could make Rovers debut

Eaves: Could make Rovers debut

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Exeter and Bristol Rovers at St James Park.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale could be handed a triple boost.

Forwards Alan Gow and Guillem Bauza will be in contention after they missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Southend with respective thigh and groin strains.

Both have proved their fitness prior to the clash with Mark McGhee's side and Liam Sercombe could strengthen Tisdale's options even further.

The midfielder is rated as 50/50 to shake off an ankle injury as the Grecians look to bounce back after their five-match unbeaten run was brought to an end by the Shrimpers.

Despite the defeat, Exeter remained in the automatic promotion places.

Tisdale's side have lost just once at St James' Park this season, back on the opening day against Morecambe.

On-loan striker Tom Eaves could make his debut for Bristol Rovers.

Eaves has arrived on a three-month deal from Bolton to fill the void left by Matt Harrold, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Manager Mark McGhee has also swooped to sign free agent Derek Riordan and the striker could make his debut as Rovers look to amend their record of scoring just once in their last three outings.

The Pirates are expected to be without defender Michael Smith for compassionate reasons with McGhee insisting he would be given all the time he needs.

The game comes too soon for goalkeeper Scott Bevan (wrist) with McGhee admitting they were unsure when he would return.

Defender Danny Woodards is still a month away from action as he recovers from a broken leg.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18