Preview: Bristol Rovers vs Coventry City

Darrell Clarke openly admitted that his team should have lost by more at Luton Town last week.

Rovers lost 1-0 in a game where newly promoted created so much more only for loanee keeper Jack Bonham to keep the score down at 1-0.

Saturday sees Rovers back at home against Coventry City another newly promoted side, meaning Rovers would have played the four sides who came up from League Two already in just eight matches.

Coventry come here on the back of two straight victories and one of those victories was against Barnsley, who previously were unbeaten and are one of the favourites to get out of League One.

Mark Robins team seem to finally finding their feet after a sluggish start to League One and he seems to bringing the good times back to this club that had fallen on hard times.

The injury list for Rovers has massively decreased with both Joe Partington and Stuart Sinclair both returning from long spells out and could be in line to make their first starts of the season against the sky blues.

Coventry striker Amadou Bakayoko will play at the Memorial Stadium for the first time since his move to the gas collapsed to due to issues in getting a medical.

The Sierra Leone forward’s club at the time Walsall  agreed a deal with the Gas for him to sign for a fee of around £200,000 but just as he was about to sign Coventry at the eleventh hour sneaked in to take the striker away from Rovers’s grasp.

Rovers predicted XI:

GK: Jack Bonham

RB: Joe Partington

CB: Tom Lockyer

CB: Tony Craig

LB: Joe Martin

CM: Stuart Sinclair

CM: Ollie Clarke

CM: Chris Lines

RW: Kyle Bennett

ST: Stefan Payne

LW: Sam Matthews


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