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Bristol Rovers Vs Torquay United, Sat 13 Aug 2011

Buckle braced for Gulls reunion (©PAphotos)
Buckle braced for Gulls reunion (©PAphotos).

Paul Buckle will go into his first home match as Bristol Rovers boss against former club Torquay with no new injury concerns.

The Pirates have not played since their opening-day win over AFC Wimbledon as their Carling Cup clash with Watford was called off at the request of police following the riots.

Buckle led the Gulls to the play-off final last May before joining Rovers just two days later.

He has since returned to Plainmoor to bring goalkeeper Scott Bevan and striker Chris Zebroski with him to the Memorial Stadium. Both should start against their previous employers.

Rovers' longest-serving player Stuart Campbell continues to miss out with a hamstring injury and defender Gary Sawyer is still recovering from a hernia operation but both are nearing full fitness.M

Billy Kee will return to Torquay's starting line-up after firing an international hat-trick in mid-week.

The 20-year-old was appointed captain of the Northern Ireland Under-21s in their game against the Faroe Islands and duly slammed in a treble.

It did however mean that Kee missed the 4-1 drubbing that Southampton gave his club team-mates in the first round of the Carling Cup.

Daniel Leadbitter could be in line to make his debut after missing the first two games with a hamstring strain.

Torquay travel to the Memorial Stadium keen to ruin the occasion for their former boss and ex-Gulls Scott Bevan and Chris Zebroski, who all left Plainmoor in the summer.

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Bristol Rovers
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Chris Zebroski
League Cup
Gary Sawyer
Scott Bevan
League Two
Daniel Leadbitter
Stuart Campbell

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