Is Bristol Rovers v Sutton United on TV? How to watch, team news and form guide

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Bristol Rovers take on Sutton United as the two do battle in League Two for a second time in a fortnight.

Bristol Rovers are in League Two action again as they welcome Sutton United to the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Gas who had a goalless draw with Mansfield Town want to get their play-off push back on track after a difficult week where they lost to lowly Oldham.

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Games are quickly approaching week by week with a number of rearranged fixtures making for a busy month.

Opponents Sutton held league leaders Forest Green Rovers to a 1-1 draw on the weekend, a result that saw them drop a place in the table.

Matt Gray’s side though are still performing above expectations in what is their first season as a Football League club.

A total of 12 points and 11 places separate these two sides with Sutton registering 50 whilst Rovers are on 38 though there are two games in hand for Joey Barton’s men.

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Antony Evans isn’t expected to play against Sutton United. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)Antony Evans isn’t expected to play against Sutton United. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
Antony Evans isn’t expected to play against Sutton United. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What’s the latest team news for Bristol Rovers?

A hamstring injury ruled Antony Evans out of Saturday’s match after being withdrawn against Oldham. The extent of the injury isn’t serious but he will possibly miss the next seven to ten days, so Rovers will have to do without their key talisman once more.

Leon Clarke, who was training once again, could be involved in the match day squad but that will be subject to what the medical team’s assessment of him is.

For fellow striker Ryan Loft, he’s looking more towards perhaps being involved against Stevenage, the same can be said for February signing Jon Nolan, who won’t be rushed in to making his debut.

Right-back Josh Grant should be made available though he had an injection last week because of Patellar tendinitis.

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Junior Brown and Trevor Clarke are once again not expected to play a part in this match.

Sutton United’s star man is David Ajiboye, who has seven goals this season. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)Sutton United’s star man is David Ajiboye, who has seven goals this season. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)
Sutton United’s star man is David Ajiboye, who has seven goals this season. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What’s the latest team news for Sutton United?

After injuring his ribs against Rovers in the reverse fixture, Kenny Davies made a goal scoring return in Saturday’s draw with Forest Green.

Craig Eastmond was absent in that match after suffering a groin injury last week but Ali Smith was available again after a two-game absence.

Isaac Olaofe is expected to miss out on this match due to injury whilst there will also be a decision to make on Rob Milsom, who missed out due to illness. Olaofe’s absence would be a welcome one for Rovers as he is their joint top scorer this season whilst Milsom has made four of their goals.

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David Ajiboye is the danger man that the youthful Rovers defence will have to keep quiet, he has seven goals this season as well as three assists.

Form guide and head-to-head

This will be just the second EFL meeting between the two sides following the 1-1 draw played a few weeks back.

Sutton had gone ahead through Richie Bennett in the 19th minute but Antony Evans scored from the spot to rescue a point.

The only other meeting between the two was a 2-1 win for Rovers in the FA Cup back in January where the Gas came from behind with Aaron Collins’ penalty and a goal from Nick Anderton giving them a passage to the third round.

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They are one of the form teams in the division and haven’t tasted defeat in their last ten, drawing six matches as well as earning four victories. In those ten outings, they’ve scored 15 goals and conceded ten.

For Rovers, they have picked up three points fewer than their opponents, suffering defeats to Forest Green, Port Vale and Oldham in their last ten.

Can I watch the match?

Yes. If you are unable to make the trip to the Memorial Stadium then this match is being streamed on iFollow. It costs £9.99 for an EFL iFollow MatchDay pass and it helps towards revenue to the club.

How can I watch highlights?

This is a rearranged fixture so there won’t be a midweek edition of the EFL on Quest, so don’t look there. If you’re looking for the goals straight away then tune in to Sky Sports News after the full-time whistle.

Alternatively, wait after midnight and the highlights will appear on the YouTube channels of both Bristol Rovers and Sutton United.

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