Bristol Rovers Vs Swindon Town, Sat 12 Dec 2009

Published Add your comment

Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope will be without suspended defender Danny Coles for the visit of promotion rivals Swindon.

Coles picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Colchester and must serve a one-match ban.

However, Trollope has received a timely boost with the news that utility man Aaron Lescott is available after overcoming a groin injury that has kept him out of the Pirates squad since the end of October.

On-loan Colchester defender Pat Baldwin also returns to the side after being ineligible to face his parent club last weekend.

There could be a recall to the starting XI for Chris Dickson after Darryl Duffy failed to find the net against the U's.

Swindon will more or less be at full strength.

Robins manager Danny Wilson is expected to name the same starting XI that saw off Leyton Orient 3-2 last weekend, which would mean a continuation of the lethal strike partnership emerging between Charlie Austin and Billy Paynter.

Austin, plucked from non-league Poole Town in October, has been a revelation for the club of late, scoring four times in his last three appearances.

He and Paynter, meanwhile, have combined to score eight of the Wiltshire outfit's previous 10 league goals, which has seen them take 10 points from a possible 12.

Commanding midfielder Jonathan Douglas was a doubt heading into last Saturday's clash at the County Ground with a knee problem, but he played the entire 90 minutes and will line up once again.

Winger Alan O`Brien will be keen to continue his recovery from the bench, while long-term absentees Lloyd Macklin, Hasney Aljofree and Kurt Hammonds continue to miss out but are all making good progress.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Darryl Duffy
Bristol Rovers
Aaron Lescott
Lloyd Macklin
League One
Danny Coles
Chris Dickson
Swindon Town
Pat Baldwin
Paul Trollope
Kurt Hammonds
Lloyd Macklin
Billy Paynter
Jonathan Douglas
Hasney Aljofree

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again