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Rovers travel to Darlington this weekend in which a win could see us leapfrog the Quakers into a play off place.

Vital Quotes:Paul Trollope

‘It’s a long way to go, but it’s a good away trip for us,’ said Paul, ‘They’ve got a nice stadium, we’re going to have a whole week to work on things ahead of the match, and to be honest, with the way our away form has been, we’ll go there in confident mood’.

Darlington Team News:

Paul Hopkins has returned to Everton, so Akpo Sodje will partner Kyle Lafferty in attack. New signing Guy Bates is likely to make the bench.

Player to watch: Kyle Lafferty

The loan signing from Burnley has scored 3 goals in 6 games and could cause some problems for the Gas defence.

Bristol Rovers Team News:

Rovers are again, without Craig Hinton, so Edwards looks likely to keep his place. Aaron Lescott is also a doubt. Sammy Igoe is back in contention but may have to settle for a place on the bench after some impressive performances from Lewis Haldane.

Player to watch: Richard Walker

Back in amongst the goals and looking to add to his 14 strikes so far.

Match Facts & Stats

Darlington are unbeaten in their last 5 games.

Last meeting:- A 1-0 Home win to The Gas.

Ref Watch:

Nigel Miller has been the appointed ref for this weekend’s game. It will be the first time that Miller has officiated a match for Rovers this season.

Match Prediction:

The Gas to come away with a point 1-1.

Next Fixtures: 14th Feb 2006

Another tough game, this time at home to Cheltenham Town.

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