MATCH PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers v Barrow

GasCast Match Previews by Simon Gray

Bristol Rovers welcome Barrow this week looking to continue their good run of form.

The Gas drew 1-1 with high flying Exeter last time out meaning that they have lost just once in their last 11 and now challenging others for a place in the top seven.

The result did end a three match winning streak for Rovers but manager Joey Barton described the result as a valuable point in his post match press conference.

“I don’t know about a good point, but it’s certainly another point,” Barton told BristolLive.

“We would’ve liked three to keep our recent run of good results going, but we didn’t manage to do enough to earn that today.

“If you can’t win them, don’t lose them. It will be a valuable point, no doubt, come what may.

“We got ourselves in the ascendancy getting that first goal. The only disappointing thing for me was that I just didn’t think we played enough.

“We didn’t pass the ball at the level I know that we can and again we have to give credit to the opponent.

“Fair play to them they stopped us doing that and it made for a tough game for us. “

Barton has a near fully fit squad to choose from, with Alfie Kilgour, Josh Grant and Trevor Clarke all close to a return. Jon Nolan was an unused substitute at the weekend and may make his debut on Tuesday.

Barrow go into the game in form contrasting to Tuesday night’s opponents.

The Bluebirds are winless in four and have drawn their last two matches 0-0.

Mark Cooper’s side are very much looking over their shoulder at the teams below them, Barrow are 20th and two points off the bottom two with Tuesday’s game being one of their games in hand on Stevenage in 19th.

Cooper may opt to play the same side that held Harrogate at the weekend. Aaron Amadi-Holloway is once again missing, serving the second of his three game suspension.

Lineup Predictions:

Bristol Rovers Predicted XI (4-3-3):

Barrow Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Farman (GK), Hutton, J Jones, Canavan, Brough, Glennon, White, Banks, Rooney, Gotts, Gordon.

Score Predictions:

Jack and Sam: The Gas 2-0 Barrow

Max and Simon: The Gas 3-1 Barrow