Van Stappershoef to continue in goal for Bristol Rovers

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA

Van Stappershoef to continue in goal for Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Jordi Van Stappershoef will make his league debut against Accrington with first-choice Anssi Jaakkola on international duty with Finland.

The Dutchman was given his first outing since signing in the summer in the midweek Trophy match at Plymouth.

Midfielder Ed Upson is a doubt after coming off in that match with a thigh problem but forward Tom Nichols should be ready having suffered cramp.

Midfielder Sam Matthews and left-back Tareiq Holmes-Dennis remain sidelined with knee injuries.

Accrington midfielder Sean McConville serves the second match of a three-game suspension.

Summer signing Lamine Kaba Sherif was injured against Fleetwood in midweek but was unlikely to feature as manager John Coleman is set to restore most of the seven players he rested for the Trophy tie.

Deadline-day signings striker Connor Simpson and defender Jerome Opoku could join the squad but the third, Aji Alese, is on international duty with England Under-19s.

On-loan Swansea forward Courtney Baker-Richardson is out for two months with a groin injury while Offrande Zanzala is absent with a hamstring problem.


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