Bristol Rovers will be without defender Danny Coles when they entertain Brentford.

Centre-half Coles will serve a one-match ban after being sent off for a second bookable offence in the closing stages of the draw at Oldham last weekend and James Tunnicliffe could replace him.

Striker Will Hoskins, who was on the scoresheet at Boundary Park, is a slight doubt with a calf problem but boss Paul Trollope is hopeful his summer signing will be fit.

On-loan goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen is expected to start after returning from international duty with Denmark Under-21s, so Mike Green is likely to be back on the bench.

Fellow loanee John Akinde will be hoping to earn his first start for Rovers in attack since his switch from city rivals Bristol City.

Brentford are likely to be unchanged.

The Bees collected their first win of the season, and climbed off the foot of the table, when they sank leaders Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Griffin Park last Sunday.

Goalscorer Charlie MacDonald came off midway through the second half after appearing to take a knock to his ankle but he is fine.

Summer signing Kirk Hudson is still building up his fitness following a groin injury but manager Andy Scott has an otherwise clean bill of health.

Winger Sam Wood has made two substitute appearances following a spell out with a back injury and will be involved again.

Striker Carl Cort is pushing for a place on the bench after missing out at the weekend.

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