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Exeter Vs Bristol Rovers, Tue 23 Feb 2010

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Exeter's new on-loan West Brom striker Marcus Haber is set to make his first League One start for the relegation-haunted Grecians against Bristol Rovers.

Haber - a 21-year-old Canadian signed on loan from the Baggies last week - was introduced as a second-half replacement for striker Stuart Fleetwood on the hour during Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by basement side Stockport.

City are without experienced strike duo Adam Stansfield (knee) and Marcus Stewart (hamstring) while Barry Corr is suspended.

City boss Paul Tisdale said: "Marcus Haber is an athletic, forward-thinking striker and I think he did quite well when he came on."

Exeter's latest defeat defeat saw them slide to fourth from bottom, the first time they have been in the bottom four this term.

Bristol Rovers hope to welcome back on-loan goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen.

The Denmark Under-21 international missed Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Gillingham on Saturday due to illness, but he is expected to return at the expense of Rhys Evans.

Rovers were hampered by the absence of key trio Chris Lines, Danny Coles and Jo Kuffour at Priestfield and central defender Coles (knee) will definitely not feature against the Grecians.

Midfielder Lines (knee wound) and striker Kuffour (calf wound) returned to light training on Monday and have an outside chance of playing, but Saturday's home clash with Colchester is a more realistic target for both players.

On-loan midfielder Wayne Brown is ruled out as he is still receiving treatment on an ankle injury at parent club Fulham.

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