Bristol Rovers v Fleetwood preview
Last Updated: 04/10/13 4:53pm
Matt Harrold: Facing a late fitness test
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood Town at the Memorial Stadium.
Bristol Rovers striker Matt Harrold is a doubt for the visit of Fleetwood.
The former Wycombe striker, who has been in good form in recent weeks, has suffered a recurrence of a groin strain which sidelined him earlier this season and the Pirates will assess him ahead of kick-off.
Fellow forward Ryan Brant will also be monitored in the build-up. Brunt has been suffering with an ankle problem but managed almost an hour in last Friday's 1-1 draw at Southend.
With question marks over a number of their attackers it is no surprise that manager John Ward confirmed Ellis Harrison, who has broken into the first team as a winger, will now be deployed as a central striker.
Midfielder Junior Brown will be monitored when Fleetwood bid to get back to winning ways at the Memorial Stadium against Bristol Rovers.
Graham Alexander's high-flying Cod Army are out to prove last weekend's home loss to Exeter was a mere blip after four successive victories but they may have to do so without Brown.
The 24-year-old came off at half-time against the Grecians with an Achilles injury and, although he is set to travel to Bristol, Alexander will monitor him closer to kick-off.
Brown was replaced by Matty Blair at Highbury and he scored Fleetwood's goal in the 2-1 loss meaning both he and striker Jamille Matt could be pushing for recalls.
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Exeter3 - 1Plymouth
AFC W'don0 - 2Northamptn
Bristol R1 - 3Fleetwood
Bury0 - 0Newport
Mansfield1 - 4Hartlepool
Morecambe4 - 3Chesterfld
Oxford Utd0 - 2Southend
Portsmouth3 - 0Rochdale
Scunthorpe2 - 0Cheltenham
Torquay0 - 3York City
Wycombe1 - 2Burton Alb
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