Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic: How to watch, early team and injury news

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Bristol Rovers return to League One action - nearly three weeks since their last competitive fixture

Charlton Athletic are in town as Bristol Rovers host the Addicks at the Memorial Stadium in their first competitive fixture in nearly three weeks.

The Gas' last two matches have been postponed because of international call-ups and Plymouth's EFL Trophy involvement, which has meant two consecutive weekends without a match. Rovers have played a behind-closed-doors friendly with Aston Villa in the meantime, whilst Charlton have been in action.

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Dean Holden, once the head coach of Bristol City - returns to the city, but this time to the blue half, hoping to continue their five game unbeaten run. Charlton thrashed Shrewsbury 6-0 at The Valley last week with braces for Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Miles Leaburn. Holden succeeded former Rovers boss Ben Garner, and in their current unbeaten run they beat Cambridge United and Morecambe, whilst they drew with Wycombe and Accrington Stanley.

Rovers going in to the match are set to be without Jordan Rossiter and Paul Coutts, who are seemingly out for the reason. Rossiter got injured in December, injuring his meniscus. Club captain Coutts suffered a knock to his knee in training several weeks ago, and he may have played his last game for the club. Manager Joey Barton will also be unable to call upon Jarell Quansah, who is suspended for the next three matches because of a foul on Joe Morrell in the defeat to Portsmouth.

Harry Anderson is pushing for a return, and may be a surprise inclusion. He underwent surgery on his groin and this extended break may have given him time to recover quicker. As for the visitors Corey Blackett-Taylor and Lucas Kness have hamstring issues and knee problems with both missing the win over Shrewsbury.

When is Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic?

The match against Dean Holden’s Charlton Athletic will take place on Friday, April 7. Kick-off at the Memorial Stadium is 3:00pm.

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Is Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic on TV or being streamed?

Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic is available to watch on iFollow, which costs £10 or on Addicks TV, at the same price.

How else can I follow Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic?

BristolWorld’s Will Taylor will be at the match to provide you team news, give his player ratings, as well as attend Joey Barton’s post-match press conference.

What are the latest betting odds for Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic?

All odds courtesy of Oddspedia:

Bristol Rovers win: 3/2

Draw: 13/5

Away: 9/5

Tickets have sold out in the away end for Charlton, so no visiting supporters can attend. As for home supporters, there are some tickets available.

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