Bristol Rovers predicted XI to face Carlisle United: three changes as key midfielder to return for League One clash

The Gas host Carlisle this weekend who sit at the foot of the League One table.

Bristol Rovers welcome Carlisle United to the Memorial Stadium on Saturday in League One.

Carlisle sit rock bottom of the division and will feel they must win if they are to have any chance of staying up this season. Meanwhile, the Gas sit 12th in the table, 13 points off the play-offs with 13 games left to play and Rovers will feel that Saturday should be fairly straight forward.

However, anyone that was at the Fleetwood match earlier on this month will know that football isn't as simple as that. The Fisherman, who are also fighting for survival beat the Pirates at the Mem and Matt Taylor knows better than anyone that his side must be on their A-game if they are to be victorious on the weekend.

The Gas beat Saturday's opponents 1-0 in the north-east back in November where Andy Mangan was deputising in the Rovers dugout. Brentford loanee Tristan Crama saw red in that match and Taylor will be hoping his side can keep 11 players on the pitch on the weekend.

Taylor's squad has been decimated with injuries this season and what was a deep-filled squad has looked thin and wobbly as of late. Rovers' absentee list currently sits at eight and Gasheads will be hoping that that number doesn't increase before Saturday.

Here is how I think Rovers will line-up this weekend for the visit of Carlisle, with a key midfielder set to return.

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