Bristol Rovers Vs Charlton Athletic, Mon 15 Feb 2010

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Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope continues to struggle with a lengthy injury list ahead of the visit of Charlton.

Rovers had to make do without defenders Carl Regan (dead leg), Aaron Lescott (hip) and Danny Coles (knee) for Tuesday's home defeat at the hands of Walsall, while midfielder Chris Lines (pelvis) also missed out.

And while Trollope remains hopeful that at least one of the quartet may feature against the Addicks, he also has doubts over the fitness of Jeff Hughes and Wayne Brown, who sustained fresh injuries in the midweek game.

Trollope said: "The fact the game is on a Monday has been a godsend this week. We had about eight senior players in the treatment room on Thursday, but we are hoping we might get two, three or four of them back in time for the game.

"But we also have fresh injuries from Tuesday night, when Jeff Hughes twisted his knee, and Wayne Brown's ankle is swollen and sore."

Rovers are hoping to bring in a striker on loan ahead of the game to boost their resources.

Charlton have been boosted by news that Therry Racon has been passed fit.

The French midfielder went off during last weekend's 1-1 draw at Swindon with a head injury but will be fine to travel the Memorial Stadium.

Winger Lloyd Sam should also be available after missing out at the County Ground with a stomach bug.

Defender Kelly Youga is still sidelined by a knee injury so Grant Basey keeps his place at left-back.

Boss Phil Parkinson is pondering whether to restore top scorer Deon Burton to his starting line-up after dropping him to the bench at Swindon.

Parkinson started with Akpo Sodje as a lone striker with teenager Jonjo Shelvey playing in the hole, and he has further attacking options in David Mooney, Leon McKenzie and Chris Dickson.

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Jonjo Shelvey
Bristol Rovers
Aaron Lescott
Lloyd Sam
Carl Regan
Akpo Sodje
David Mooney
Jeff Hughes
League One
Therry Racon
Danny Coles
Chris Dickson
Swindon Town
Paul Trollope
Chris Lines
Leon McKenzie
Wayne Brown
Grant Basey
Charlton Athletic
Kelly Youga
Wayne Brown
Deon Burton

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