Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town: Line-ups confirmed as Matt Taylor names his first Gas XI in League One

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Breaking team news from the Memorial Stadium in this afternoons League One encounter between Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham Town.

Matt Taylor makes three changes from Bristol Rovers 2-1 defeat at Crawley Town in the EFL Trophy, The 41-year takes takes charge of his first League One game as manager of Bristol Rovers.

The Gas take on Cheltenham Town at the Memorial Stadium with Jack Hunt, Grant Ward and Chris Martin coming into the side. As for the visitors, they make two changes following their 2-1 defeat away at Charlton Athletic in League One two weeks ago. The Robins sit rock bottom of the division, however since the appointment of for Rovers boss Darrell Clarke, Cheltenham have turned their form around, picking up some important wins against Oxford United, Port Vale and Cambridge United. Meanwhile the Gas sit 11th in League One and Taylor will be desperate to pick up three points against a side he used to play for.

Here is how the two sides line-up this afternoon...

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Bristol Rovers Starting XI: Cox, Hunt, Wilson, Taylor, Gibbons, Ward, Finley (C), Thomas, Vale, Brown, Martin.

Bristol Rovers Substitutes: Ward, Crama, Grant, Evans, Collins, Sinclair, Marquis.

Cheltenham Town Starting XI: Southwood; Long, Freestone, Davies, Bevan, Ferry; Sercombe, Bonds, Pett; Lloyd, Goodwin.

Cheltenham Town Substitutes: Pardington, B. Williams, Hammond, Thompson, Peupion, Keena, Butler-Oyedji.

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