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.

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