Line-ups confirmed for Bristol Rovers vs Whitby Town in FA Cup as seven changes made
The 28-year-old captains the Northern Premier League side today and admitted in a pre-match interview that all the pressure is on today’s hosts.
Club captain Daniel Rowe said: “We’ve created a bit of modern day history for the club and the lads are on a high.
“We’re coming up against a really good team in League One,” Rowe said.
“They’ve got a really good ground that I’ve played at a couple of times.
“They’ll hopefully have a few thousand and I’m sure we’ll have a healthy following. It’s a decent trek to get down there but no doubt they’ll be there in numbers.
“It will be a great game to play in. We’ve got nothing to lose, it will just be a good weekend away and whatever happens, happens. We’re looking forward to that one.”
15-year-old Ollie Dewsbursy is named amongst the substitutes for Rovers. He’s been at the club since he was nine-years-old and was recently offered a two-year scholarship.
Dewsbury has played for Wales at under-15 and under-16 level and has been chosen to represent them in the Victory Shield next month. He’s a forward option, and can play in the middle or on the flank.
Bristol Rovers starting XI: Cox, Gibbons, Crama, Taylor, Gordan, Bogarde, Evans, Thomas, Sinclair, Brown, Marquis (C)
Substitutes: Matt Hall, Josh Grant, James Wilson, Sam Finley, Aaron Collins, Chris Martin, Harvey Vale, Kofi Shaw and Ollie Dewsbury
Whitby Town starting XI: Shane Bland, Connor Smith, Coleby Shepherd, Priestley Griffiths, Daniel Rowe (C), Harrison Beeden, Lewis Hawkins, Alfie Doherty, Jerome Geaves, Jacob Gratton and Junior Mondal
Substitutes: Connor Simpson, Adam Gell, Soni Fergus, Bradley Fewster, Nick Cranston, Aaron Haswell Jos Storr, Sam Spencley, George Scaife