Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope can boast a fit and healthy squad for the visit of Southampton to the Memorial Stadium.

Both teams are vying to make a late push into the play-offs and Rovers can ill afford defeat with their rivals a point and a place behind them with a game in hand.

The weekend defeat to Oldham provided a set back for Rovers, who now trail sixth spot by seven points.

Daryl Duffy could make way should Trollope opt to tinker with his team as Andrew Williams pushes for a place up front.

The Pirates have had their attacking options limited by Doncaster's decision to recall on-loan striker Paul Heffernan as they look to avoid a third defeat in four matches.

Carl Regan dropped to the bench at Boundary Park following Byron Anthony's return from suspension and he is set to continue in defence.

Southampton will be without defenders Radhi Jaidi and Wayne Thomas.

Jaidi is still sidelined with a hamstring problem and fellow centre-half Thomas is not quite ready to return after a calf injury so Dan Seaborne will partner Jose Fonte at the back again.

Veteran full-back Graeme Murty is the only other injury absentee with ankle ligament damage.

David Connolly is now fully fit after a groin problem and will be pushing for a run-out after being an unused substitute during Saturday's 1-0 win over Charlton.

Fellow striker Rickie Lambert returns to the club where he scored 59 goals in three years before joining Saints at the start of the season.

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