Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope faces a selection headache for the visit of Notts County.

Trollope has five players fighting for four defensive places as Gary Sawyer returns after his one-match suspension.

Danny Coles may keep his place in the centre of defence while Byron Anthony could also remain as a makeshift left-back. Striker Will Hoskins will also continue adopting a new role on the wing.

Carl Regan and James Tunnicliffe are looking for first-team starts and Wayne Brown will be hoping to hold down his place for another week with Ben Swallow and Mark Cooper waiting in the wings.

Jeff Hughes has cemented his place on the left wing after his hat-trick saw off Dagenham at the weekend.

Ricky Ravenhill returns from suspension for Notts County.

The midfielder missed the Carling Cup defeat to Wolves after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the home win over Leyton Orient.

Liam Chilvers was sent off late on in the third-round tie at Molineux and the defender will serve a one-match ban.

With Chilvers absent, manager Craig Short will hope John Thompson can recover from a knock he sustained in midweek.

Stuart Nelson could return in goal and Graeme Lee may be recalled in defence.

Ben Burgess is still nursing a slight calf problem while fellow forward Luke Rodgers is nearing a return after ankle surgery.

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