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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 5,808) 11th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

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Steven Gillespie: Pushing for a start

Steven Gillespie: Pushing for a start

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham Town at Memorial Stadium.

Bristol Rovers striker Steven Gillespie is pushing for a start against former employees Cheltenham in Tuesday night's local derby.

Gillespie signed for the Pirates last week having been a free agent since his departure from Fleetwood but he shone during his 25 minute debut as a substitute against Oxford on Saturday and will hope he has done enough to earn a start.

Striker Matt Harrold was not involved against the U's and he will be sidelined for a week or two with a knee problem so Chris Beardsley played as the lone striker in the former Wycombe man's absence.

Defender Mark McChrystal will be assessed in the build up to kick off after picking up a knock to his knee in the 1-1 draw on the weekend.

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates has no fresh injury worries as his side prepare for a local derby with Bristol Rovers.

Winger Ashley Vincent remains sidelined with a hamstring injury while midfielder David Noble has been to see a specialist for his own hamstring problem which has seen him miss every Robins match of 2014 so far.

Their injuries mean Yates will name the same squad that drew 0-0 with York on Saturday.

Substitute Terry Gornell was praised for his impact during the final 30 minutes and he is pushing for a start against the Pirates along with Sam Deering while Michael Ihiekwe is set to continue at right-back in place of Sido Jombati.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39