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The Big Match Preview - Bristol Rovers

1 December 2015

All you need to know about the trip to the Memorial Stadium tonight (k.o. 7.45pm).

Bristol Rovers vs Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 1st December 2015, k.o. 7.45pm
Memorial Stadium
Referee: Brendan Malone

It's just eight weeks since the Pirates and the Chairboys met in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy but tonight there are league points at stake as they go head-to-head at the Memorial Stadium.

The match was originally scheduled for early October but Rovers - who were enjoying a strong run of form - forced a postponement by virtue of having three players selected for international duty. Wanderers had lost back-to-back fixtures but go into the rearranged fixture on an impressive run of form, having won three of their last four away games and enjoying an unbeaten November.

Their 2-2 draw with Portsmouth at the weekend saw them earn plaudits from the Pompey management after stunning the promotion favourites by taking a two-goal lead, and their overall display will give them confidence as they head west.

Rovers have won just one of their last six outings and suffered frustration on Saturday when Exeter scored a last-gasp equaliser to deny them all three points in Devon, cranking up the pressure slightly for their homecoming tonight.

They currently sit 12th in the table in their first season back in the Football League, though boss Darrell Clarke declared in the summer that he had no intention of sticking about in League 2 as he set his sights on an immediate promotion challenge.

He could hand a home debut to Rory Gaffney after he arrived on loan from Cambridge while Lee Mansell could continue in midfield after being recalled to the side at the weekend.

Fans who had already purchased tickets for the game are entitled to a refund, or they can use their tickets for the rearranged fixture.

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £21
Ages 16-21: £17
65+ & U16: £12

Adults: £18
Ages 16-21: £14
65+ & U16: £10

Click here for the best advice on how to get to the Memorial Stadium.

Facilities for away fans
Away supporters are mostly housed in an open terrace on one side of the East (Dribuild) Stand. This area is open to the elements so be prepared to get wet. In addition seats are made available to away fans in the South Stand at one end of the ground.  See opposite for details of ticket prices.

Facilities around the ground
There are plenty of food outlets in the Gloucester Road area. There are also a fair few nearby hostelries to choose from. “The Queen Vic” on Gloucester Road (five minutes’ walk from the ground) comes recommended but does get busy. Also recommended is “The Annexe Inn” on Seymour Road that is about half a mile away. There is also a bar behind the clubhouse terrace at the ground that usually admits away fans but alcohol is not made available to away fans inside the stadium.

Can't make it?
Phil Catchpole and Geoff Doyle are behind the mic to provide live commentary on Chairboys Player and the FLi Player app from 7.40pm. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial.

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