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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: BRISTOL ROVERS (H)

5 August 2016

The Iron kick-off their League One campaign when they take on newly-promoted Bristol Rovers at Glanford Park.

United go into the clash with Darrell Clarke’s side on the back of two successive victories, over Rotherham and Hartlepool respectively.

However, the hosts will have to be on their guard against Rovers, who are fresh from consecutive promotions.



United manager Graham Alexander confirmed Paddy Madden will miss the game on Saturday, as the club's medical staff continue to nurse him to full fitness following a calf knock.

Midfielder Sam Mantom has returned to training now and will be assessed on Friday before a decision is made about whether he'll be involved in the matchday squad.

Quotes from the boss regarding the team news can be seen here.



There was frustration for the Iron when these two sides last met, as the spoils were shared in a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park.

Sam Winnall had given the home side the lead mid-way through the first half, and had looked to have secured all three points. That was until Steven Gillespie’s header, late on, snatched a point for the Pirates.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2013-14 - Tue 25 Feb
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Bristol R
Winnall
2013-14 - Sat 10 Aug
LG 1
Bristol R 0-0 Iron

2008-09 - Sat 14 Feb
LG 1
Iron 0-2 Bristol R

2008-09 - Fri 14 Nov
LG 1
Bristol R 1-2 Iron
McCann, Iriekpen
2004-05 - Sat 30 Apr
LG 2
Iron 4-0 Bristol R
Torpey 2, Hayes, Taylor
2004-05 - Sat 20 Nov
LG 2
Bristol R 0-3 Iron
Hayes 2, Torpey
2003-04 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 3
Bristol R 1-0 Iron

2003-04 - Sat 9 Aug
DIV 3
Iron 1-2 Bristol R
Beagrie
2002-03 - Sat 18 Jan
DIV 3
Bristol R 2-1 Iron
Carruthers
2002-03 - Sat 31 Aug
DIV 3
Iron 2-2 Bristol R
Dawson, Carruthers
2001-02 - Sat 12 Jan
DIV 3
Bristol R 1-1 Iron
Calvo-Garcia
2001-02 - Sat 18 Aug
DIV 3
Iron 1-2 Bristol R
Quailey
1999-00 - Sat 12 Feb
DIV 2
Bristol R 1-1 Iron
Hope
1999-00 - Sat 4 Sep
DIV 2
Iron 0-2 Bristol R

1983-84 - Sat 25 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 2-2 Bristol R
Cammack, O'Berg
1983-84 - Sat 22 Oct
DIV 3
Bristol R 4-1 Iron
Pointon
1972-73 - Sat 7 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 0-2 Bristol R

1972-73 - Sat 2 Dec
DIV 3
Bristol R 5-1 Iron
Fletcher
1967-68 - Sat 10 Feb
DIV 3
Bristol R 4-0 Iron

1967-68 - Sat 30 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Bristol R
Sloan
1966-67 - Mon 24 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 3-1 Bristol R
Barton 2, Coatsworth
1966-67 - Mon 24 Oct
DIV 3
Bristol R 1-1 Iron
Thomas
1965-66 - Tue 29 Mar
DIV 3
Bristol R 2-0 Iron

1965-66 - Sat 16 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 3-0 Bristol R
Goodwin, Barton, Bedford
1964-65 - Sat 20 Mar
DIV 3
Bristol R 2-0 Iron

1964-65 - Sat 7 Nov
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Bristol R
Lindsey
1961-62 - Mon 18 Sep
DIV 2
Bristol R 2-1 Iron
Thomas
1961-62 - Tue 5 Sep
DIV 2
Iron 2-1 Bristol R
Godfrey, Thomas
1960-61 - Sat 21 Jan
DIV 2
Bristol R 3-3 Iron
Thomas 2, Marriott
1960-61 - Sat 10 Sep
DIV 2
Iron 2-1 Bristol R
Thomas 2
1959-60 - Sat 5 Mar
DIV 2
Iron 3-4 Bristol R
Thomas 2, Donnelly
1959-60 - Sat 17 Oct
DIV 2
Bristol R 1-1 Iron
Donnelly
1958-59 - Sat 3 Jan
DIV 2
Iron 0-0 Bristol R

1958-59 - Sat 30 Aug
DIV 2
Bristol R 4-0 Iron


Our full record against Bristol Rovers is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
17
5
6
6
26
24
Away
17
2
6
9
16
34
TOTAL
34
7
12
15
42
58



The 2015-16 season was a real breakthrough one for striker Matty Taylor, who fired Rovers to promotion with 28 goals.

Having joined the club from Forest Green Rovers in 2014, the 26-year-old hit the ground running immediately, and played a big part in the first of their two promotions, finding the net 21 times in the process.

Taylor attracted interest from League One and Championship sides, but delighted Rovers fans when he opted to sign a new deal, as they head into the new campaign.

He’s sure to be one to watch, as he looks to keep up his impressive scoring rate.



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