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Bristol Rovers Vs Hartlepool United, Sat 23 Jan 2010

Pirates in clear water (©PAphotos)
Pirates in clear water (©PAphotos).

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope has no new injuries or suspension worries to contend with ahead of the visit of Hartlepool.

The Pirates drew 0-0 with Huddersfield on Tuesday night, a result which ended their seven-match losing streak away from home.

Trollope opted for Byron Anthony to start in the centre of defence at the Galpharm Stadium but he does have other options in the shape of Steve Elliott who could also feature.

Former Hartlepool frontman Darryl Duffy came off the bench to impress against the Terriers and could be handed a starting berth after both Jo Kuffour and Andrew Williams both failed to find the net on Tuesday, but Trollope is unlikely to make many other changes.

Adam Boyd is pushing for a recall for Hartlepool.

Striker Boyd was sacrificed by director of sport Chris Turner in the midweek game at Charlton as he attempted to stifle the Addicks with a 4-5-1 formation.

However, Turner could revert back to a 4-4-2 set-up against the Pirates and Boyd would be certain to start ahead of Armann Bjornsson who was hauled off before half-time in last Saturday`s embarrassing 5-0 defeat at home to MK Dons.

Full-back Peter Hartley serves the final game of his three-match suspension, while James Brown remains Pools` only injury absentee.

Brown, who has been sidelined with a knee problem, is now only a couple of weeks away from a return to training.

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