Bristol Rovers V Charlton at The Memorial Stadium : Match Preview

21 November 2016 12:34
Bristol Rovers V Charlton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Matty Taylor back to boost Bristol Rovers

Top scorer Matty Taylor is available for Bristol Rovers' Sky Bet League One home game with Charlton, despite picking up a fifth booking of the season on Saturday.

Taylor would normally serve an automatic one-game ban for collecting five yellow cards, but one of those cautions came in the Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Reading and only counts in that competition.

The 14-goal Taylor came off the bench in the goalless draw with MK Dons at the weekend as Rovers boss Darrell Clarke took into account the exertions of the extra-time FA Cup victory over Crawley a few days earlier.

But Taylor, fellow striker Rory Gaffney, midfielder Chris Lines and winger Billy Bodin - if fully recovered after illness - could all return to the starting line-up against the Addicks.

Charlton will check on defender Chris Solly, who missed Saturday's 2-0 win over Port Vale with a knee problem and remains doubtful.

Winger Ricky Holmes misses out again with the foot injury he suffered against Scunthorpe set to keep him out for a couple of months.

Midfielder Ahmed Kashi remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.

Caretaker boss Kevin Nugent will be in charge once again while the club look for a new manager, and he could name an unchanged side.

Source: PAR