Bristol Rovers will be without Gary Sawyer for the clash with Bournemouth.

The left-back has missed the Pirates' last two matches - against Peterborough and Yeovil - through suspension after receiving 10 yellow cards this term.

But, with his return beckoning, Sawyer has sustained a knock in training and will not be considered for selection.

Otherwise, caretaker boss Stuart Campbell has no fresh injury or suspension concerns.

That means Campbell is likely to pick an unchanged starting XI after Rovers secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Yeovil on Saturday.

The Pirates remain in the relegation zone but are just one point adrift of safety.

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury will again be without Michael Symes.

The eight-goal striker is back in training, but his abductor muscle has still not healed sufficiently for him to return.

Bradbury, though, saw his striking options boosted during Friday's dramatic 3-3 draw with Peterborough after Steve Lovell made his first appearance of the season as a second-half substitute following an ankle injury.

Lovell may again have to settle for a place on the bench, but the same cannot be said for player-assistant manager Steve Fletcher, who netted after coming off as a substitute against Posh.

The Cherries have faltered lately, having not won in their last five games, but will be hoping to further cement their position in the npower League One play-off places by overcoming the Pirates.

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