Bristol R v Rotherham preview

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

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Matt Harrold: On the treatment table

Matt Harrold: On the treatment table

In-form Bristol Rovers have no fresh injury worries as they look to make it seven games unbeaten.

The Pirates ran out 1-0 winners against Wycombe on Saturday, their fifth win in their last six matches, to move seven points adrift of the League Two relegation zone.

But while all of the current squad came through the match unscathed Rovers are still without their four long-term injury victims who are all yet to play under Ward.

Matt Harrold, Matt Gill, Scott Bevan and Adam Virgo are all still sidelined.

Ryan Brunt will keep his place upfront after the January signing from Stoke struck the only goal against the Chairboys on Saturday.

Rotherham arrive in Bristol looking for revenge after their 3-1 defeat at The New York Stadium last month.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans will once again be without Michael O'Connor.

The influential midfielder will serve the final game of his three-match ban for stamping during the Millers' 2-0 defeat to Burton on February 9.

Evans looks set to hand late fitness tests to a number of first-team players after they picked up knocks during Saturday's 1-0 win over neighbours Chesterfield.

Defender Craig Morgan is in contention after recovering from a foot injury which has kept him out since November, while goalkeeper Scott Shearer is making good progress in his recovery from an elbow injury but will not be ready in time for the trip.

Rotherham, who currently sit sixth in League Two, travel to Bristol looking to record their third win on the bounce.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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