Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe preview
Last Updated: 16/11/18 10:52am
Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke is likely to make changes from his side which lost to Exeter in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Summer signing Tareiq Holmes-Dennis could retain his place after an impressive performance against Exeter which saw four players make their debuts.
The side to play Scunthorpe, however, is expected to resemble the one from their FA Cup clash against Barnet on November 11. Clarke will be without Stuart Sinclair after the midfielder received a red card in the 1-1 draw with Barnet.
New signing Yasin Ben-El-Mhanni could feature on the bench for Scunthorpe after an impressive display against Mansfield Town in their Checkatrade Trophy loss during the week. The former Newcastle midfielder played 90 minutes on Tuesday and his performance will give manager Stuart McCall another option.
Funso Ojo and Stephen Humphrys could return this weekend after both managed 90 minutes midweek, in a game where Cameron Borthwick-Jackson returned to the bench. Jordan Clarke could be out for up to six weeks with an injury to his shoulder sustained in last weekend's 2-1 FA Cup win over Burton.
Bristol Rovers have won once in their last 10 league matches against Scunthorpe (D4 L5), a 2-0 win in February 2009.
Scunthorpe haven't lost any of their last five away league matches against Bristol Rovers (W2 D3).
Bristol Rovers have scored five goals in their last three league games, as many as they had scored in their previous 11 in the league.
Since picking up two consecutive clean sheets at the end of September, Scunthorpe have conceded 19 goals in seven league games since the start of October, at least three more than any other side.
Scunthorpe have scored 13 goals from set-piece situations in League One this season; more than any other side in the division.