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Bristol Rovers assistant Stewart admits win over Coventry was never comfortable

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2018 by PA7 hits

Marcus Stewart admitted Bristol Rovers’ first home league win of the season against Coventry was more nervy than the 3-1 scoreline suggested.The assistant conceded that the team could have been 3-0 down before opening up a three-goal lead themselves by the 23rd minute of a crazy first half.And even after goals from Gavin Reilly, Tom Lockyer and Ollie Clarke had deflated Coventry, Dom Hyam&...Full Story »

Gavin Reilly scores his first Bristol Rovers goal in win over Coventry

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2018 by PA6 hits

Gavin Reilly netted his first goal for Bristol Rovers to set them on course for a 3-1 League One victory over Coventry at the Memorial Stadium.The home side went ahead after seven minutes when Reilly, a summer signing from St Mirren, latched onto a poor defensive header and coolly rolled a left-footed shot past Lee Burge, having advanced into the box.Coventry had started well but were 2-0 down a...Full Story »

Lee Johnson disappointed following Bristol City’s defeat to Wigan

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by PA15 hits

Embarrassed Bristol City boss Lee Johnson admits he has rarely been more disappointed at one of his teams after seeing the Robins slump to a 1-0 defeat at Wigan.Nick Powell’s 52nd-minute header from Josh Windass’ cross settled the contest at the DW Stadium as Wigan climbed above their opponents and into third place in the Sky Bet Championship.While the promoted Latics were left to ce...Full Story »

Joe Partington could make league return as Bristol Rovers host Coventry

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA14 hits

Bristol Rovers defender Joe Partington will be hoping for more game time after recovering from a long-term ankle injury.Partington made a second half appearance in Bristol Rovers’ Checkatrade Trophy victory over West Ham’s Under21s, the first time he’s played in five months.Defender Tareiq Holmes-Dennis however will remain sidelined after suffering a setback in training. The de...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers - Erik Pieters set to hand Stoke a fitness boost

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA28 hits

Stoke boss Gary Rowett is set to have the same group of players to choose from for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Blackburn at the bet365 Stadium as he did last time out.Erik Pieters felt a twinge in his hamstring during Tuesday’s 1-0 home win over Swansea but it is expected that he will be available.James McClean and Sam Clucas are continuing their recoveries from a brok...Full Story »

Wigan waiting on Callum McManaman fitness ahead of Bristol City clash

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA10 hits

Wigan will assess the fitness of winger Callum McManaman ahead of the visit of Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship.The former England Under-21 international was forced to withdraw late from the squad for Tuesday’s victory over Hull after suffering a knock.Manager Paul Cook has suggested changes are likely due to the short turnaround before Friday’s encounter.Forward Gavin Massey...Full Story »

Gary Rowett welcomes ‘gift from heaven’ after controversial Joe Allen winner

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA14 hits

Stoke boss Gary Rowett admitted his side had been handed a “gift from heaven” as they edged Swansea 1-0 thanks to a disputed Joe Allen goal.Allen’s first goal since January secured the Potters only their second win in eight Sky Bet Championship outings this season.But replays proved that the Wales midfielder was offside as he scored against his former club.“It was a gift ...Full Story »

Derby County vs Blackburn Rovers - Tom Lawrence suspended for Blackburn clash

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA26 hits

Derby will be without suspended forward Tom Lawrence for their home game against Blackburn.The Wales international was shown a straight red card in the 1-0 weekend defeat at Rotherham and starts a three-game ban.Boss Frank Lampard, who was also sent off in South Yorkshire, has no new injury concerns while Craig Bryson and David Nugent are in contention for recalls after being omitted from the ma...Full Story »

New signing Wes Hoolahan could feature for West Brom against Bristol City

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by PA18 hits

Wes Hoolahan could be included in West Brom’s squad to face Bristol City.The playmaker joined until January late last week after leaving Norwich on a free in the summer.He was not available for Friday’s 1-1 draw at Birmingham but could come into the reckoning on Tuesday with James Morrison struggling with a groin injury.Albion now have six games in 19 days and Gareth Barry and H...Full Story »

‘Abysmal’ Bristol Rovers got what they deserved against Luton – Darrell Clarke

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA1 hits

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke brandished his side “abysmal” as they were beaten 1-0 at Luton this afternoon.Andrew Shinnie’s 62nd-minute goal divided the two teams, but the Pirates were indebted to a fine showing from on-loan Brentford goalkeeper Jack Bonham for ensuring they were still in the contest.Rovers are left in the bottom four and are winless in five League Two ga...Full Story »

Andrew Shinnie scores winner as Luton battle past Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA1 hits

Midfielder Andrew Shinnie’s first goal of the season was enough for Luton to beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.Shinnie struck just after the hour mark to hand struggling Rovers a fifth defeat in eight Sky Bet League One games this season.The hosts had a good chance early on, Matty Pearson heading Jorge Grant’s corner over, while Grant’s close-range header was well save...Full Story »

Late Watkins header extends Bristol City’s winning sequence

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA2 hits

An 81st-minute header from substitute Marley Watkins gave Bristol City a 1-0 Championship victory over Sheffield United at Ashton Gate in a match that did credit to both teams.Watkins cleverly directed a glancing header from fellow substitute Callum O’Dowda’s right-wing cross inside the far post to give Lee Johnson’s men their fourth successive win.The goal ended a similar...Full Story »

Danny Hylton likely to miss out again when Luton host Bristol Rovers

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 by PA15 hits

Luton are expected to still be without striker Danny Hylton as the Hatters look to return to winning ways against Bristol Rovers.Hylton has been ruled out with a minor hamstring strain since the end of last month and despite taking part in training is unlikely to be risked.Harry Isted is set to continue as understudy to goalkeeper James Shea as Marek Stech awaits a hernia operation.The Hatters a...Full Story »

Tomas Kalas fit for Bristol City’s clash with Sheffield United

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by PA23 hits

Bristol City defender Tomas Kalas is fit to face Sheffield United despite being taken off at half-time by the Czech Republic against Russia.Boss Lee Johnson confirmed Kalas is fit but revealed another player, who he did not want to name, had suffered an injury in training.Nathan Baker is fit after an ankle knock while Mo Eisa and Frankie Fielding are getting closer to fitness.Korey Smith re...Full Story »

McCann hails Rovers’ steel after win over Luton

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by PA2 hits

Grant McCann was delighted his Doncaster side ‘showed the other side of their game’ as they picked up their first win in seven matches.Goals early in each half from Matty Blair and Ben Whiteman helped Rovers to a 2-1 win over Luton, with Doncaster forced to show plenty of defensive resolve to hold onto their lead.“We are showing our steel at the minute,” McCann said. &ldq...Full Story »

Rovers see off Luton for overdue win

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by PA12 hits

Goals from Matty Blair and Ben Whiteman helped Doncaster to a first win in seven matches as they overcame Luton 2-1.Much of the pressure came from visitors Luton, who equalised once through Elliot Lee but could not find another.Blair opened the scoring for Doncaster with a superb individual effort just six minutes in. Starting from halfway, he surged forward before slamming a superb shot into th...Full Story »

Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United - Jay Harris set to make Tranmere return

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by PA42 hits

Tranmere will have midfielder Jay Harris available again following a three-game suspension for the Sky Bet League Two match against Colchester.Defender Adam Buxton continued his return following a double hernia by completing 75 minutes of the midweek Checkatrade Trophy tie with Crewe so could be in contention for another run-out.Forward Franklyn Akammadu could make his debut following internatio...Full Story »

Bristol City boss Johnson pleased with options after comeback win over Blackburn

Posted Monday, September 03, 2018 by PA38 hits

Lee Johnson described his Bristol City team as “still a work in progress” after seeing them move into the Sky Bet Championship play-off positions with a third successive win.The hosts recovered from conceding a bizarre opening goal to claim the points with strikes from Josh Brownhill, Marley Watkins, Famara Diedhiou and Marlon Pack.Head coach Johnson, who was cautioned for dissent by...Full Story »

Blackburn have no reply to four-goal Bristol City comeback

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA21 hits

Bristol City moved into the Sky Bet Championship play-off zone by coming from behind to beat Blackburn 4-1 at Ashton Gate.The visitors took a 13th-minute lead in bizarre circumstances as City allowed a low inswinging corner from the right by Charlie Mulgrew to enter their net unaided, with goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa flat-footed and no one defending the near post.However, Lee Johnson’s men wer...Full Story »

John Askey backs winless Shrewsbury to come good after Bristol Rovers draw

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA12 hits

John Askey defended his side’s performance despite their winless run continuing after having to settle for a 1-1 draw with 10-man Bristol Rovers.Visiting defender Daniel Leadbitter turned a Shaun Whalley cross into his own net as Shrewsbury pulled level after Stefan Payne, the striker who joined Rovers from Shrewsbury last month, fired Darrell Clarke’s side in front from the penalty ...Full Story »

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