Bristol Rovers to be backed by two sold-out away ends after selling out Cheltenham and Exeter

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The Gas fans are continuing to travel in their numbers to two of their closer away games this season

Bristol Rovers have sold out their allocations for their League One fixtures with Cheltenham Town and Exeter City.

The Gas are due to travel to St James Park on Saturday, October 1 and then a fortnight later make the short trip to Whaddon Road to face Cheltenham Town on Saturday, October 15.

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An allocation of 1,300 was given for the trip to Devon at the start of the month, whilst at Cheltenham, they sold 1310.

No further tickets were distributed by the host club, much to the frustration of the many Rovers fans who had hoped to have made some of their shorter trips.

Exeter are a familiar foe to Rovers having played them three times last season, twice in League Two and in the EFL Trophy, with 4-1 and 5-4 defeats respectively.

It has been over two years since Rovers played at Cheltenham, winning 2-0 in their last visit in what was a friendly match. The last competitive meeting between the two at the venue was in November 2013 in what was a goalless draw.

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Since being promoted back to the third tier, they have taken impressive followings to Burton Albion where they won 4-0, as well as just under 2,000 fans at Portsmouth, despite there being a rail strike.

As well as their strong away following, Rovers are in the top half for average attendances this season having recorded an average of 8,688 spectators at their four league matches this season.

As of Monday, Rovers had sold just under 900 tickets for this week’s trip to stadium:mk to face MK Dons.

Rovers fans haven’t made the trip to Bedfordshire since a 3-0 win on New Years Day back in January 2020 which resulted in a 3-0 defeat. Rovers’ last win at the venue came in March 2018 in which Ellis Harrison scored the only goal of the game.

The current league standings has Joey Barton’s side two places higher than the Don having recorded a point more.

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