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Match preview: Bristol Rovers

20 October 2020

Match Previews

Match preview: Bristol Rovers

20 October 2020

Take a look at Town's pre-match preview for Bristol Rovers.

Having doubled their points total last weekend at A.F.C. Wimbledon, Shrewsbury Town return to Montgomery Waters for a Tuesday night clash with Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One. The Gas have had a mixed start to the season with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in Sky Bet League One so far.

They started their league campaign on September 12th with a creditable 1-1 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. A 2-0 defeat at home to Ipswich followed a week later and then a 4-1 away defeat to Doncaster made September a pretty miserable month for the Gas.

October began with a 2-0 home win to Northampton and has seen Rovers unbeaten in Sky Bet League One with a further win at Lincoln City (2-1) and a 1-1 draw at home to Burton on Saturday. This leaves Rovers in 12th position with eight points, a goal difference of +2. Having played one more game than Town.

Top Scorer's: (cup goals in brackets)

James Daly 2

Brandon Hanlon 2

Luke Leahy 2

Thomas Mehew 0 (2)


Rovers have scored seven league goal's in Sky Bet League One, three at home and four from away games. Two of their four away goals have been scored in the first half with the other two scored in the first fifteen minutes of the second half. The Gas have conceded six away goals, two in the first half and four in the second half. Their only clean sheet so far this season was from their home win against Northampton.


Alan Young

Games this season: 5

Yellow cards: 20

Red cards:0


Thomas Harty and Alan Clayton.

Fourth Official:

Bradley Hall

Squad News

Town have no new injury worries following the weekend.


Rovers may provide Town with a different challenge to that of the Dons on Saturday. SamRicketts has already mentioned their rather direct approach and a quick look at the goals they've scored suggests a longer passing game and a good ability to exploit corners. 

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