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Team News: Bristol Rovers v Pools

19 September 2013

We bring you the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s League Two game at The Memorial Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Colin Cooper has been given a boost on the injury front with news that several of his players are likely to shrug off minor knocks in time for the trip to Bristol Rovers this weekend.

Neil Austin looked the most severe of Cooper’s worries after being forced off with a hamstring injury in the closing stages of the win over Accrington, but the full-back is set to declare himself fit for Saturday.

Matty Dolan (ankle) and Andy Monkhouse (groin) were both also substituted during Saturday’s game but after receiving treatment the pair have been able to resume training as normal.

Antony Sweeney was on the bench last weekend after overcoming a calf tear and although he has missed some training this week due to a bug, the skipper is still in contention to face Rovers.

Brad Walker, who was missing for the Accrington game with an ankle injury, has also responded well to treatment and is another who could force his way in to the squad for the weekend.

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward will be without front man Ryan Brunt who has been ruled out of Saturday's game with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Sean Clucas is still recovering from a long-term knee injury and is not ready to be involved at the weekend.

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