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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 6,674) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Exeter City Exeter

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Last Updated: 10/01/14 2:15pm

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Alefe Santos: Hoping to recover from illness

Alefe Santos: Hoping to recover from illness

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

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward could shuffle his pack when his side host Exeter.

The Pirates, 2-1 FA Cup winners over Crawley on Wednesday night, will have played three matches in six days by the time they travel to Birmingham on Tuesday evening for their third-round clash so Ward could make a number of changes.

Winger Alefe Santos will hope to boost Ward's options having dropped out of the cup victory due to illness while Tom Lockyer will keep his place having returned from suspension.

Oliver Norburn is another option in midfield while Danny Woodards is set to be on the bench against his former club as he ups his comeback from a serious knee injury.

Exeter duo Matt Gill and Danny Coles have outside chances of facing their former club Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Gill, whose deal with the Pirates was terminated less than a week ago, is expected to return to training in the build up to kick off at The Memorial Stadium and could make his comeback to the squad having missed the 1-0 loss to Mansfield with a hamstring injury.

While Gill will be assessed on Saturday City captain Coles, who has been sidelined for three weeks after a knee operation, hopes to return to training this week but only has an outside chance of being available, having not played since November.

It means Paul Tisdale could select the same line-up that lost to the Stags but won their last away game, a 3-1 victory at Torquay.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39