Date: 19th September 2020 at 2:57pm
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Manager Paul Lambert has made two changes for the game today at Bristol Rovers. In come Gwion Edwards and James Norwood. The former Tranmere hit-man makes his first appearance of the season and Freddie Sears will find himself on the left-wing again. He will be partnered up front by Gwion Edwards on the right.

Toto Nsiala and James Wilson who did so well in midweek against Premier League club Fulham will once again be our centre backs and our wing backs with an aggregate age of 71 will be captain Luke Chambers on the right and Stephen Ward on the left side of the defence.

In goal, the manager has kept faith with Tomas Holy who is yet to concede in a league match this season. He went on a five-game run last season without taking the ball out of his own net and he will be hoping he can sustain his good form in this one.

Bristol Rovers have made just one change from the team that drew 1-1 at Sunderland last week.  Former Town youngster Ed Upson, who scored the winner in the 2005 FA Youth Cup final victory for the Blues, returns to midfield for Sam Nicholson, who has picked up an injury.

Hawkins, Lankester, Downes and Huws are among the subs.  Here are the teams for this afternoon’s encounter in Bristol at the Memorial Stadium.

Bristol Rovers: Jaakkola, Little, Leahy, Grant, Ehmer (captain), Upson, Westbrooke, Hanlan, Mitchell-Lawson, Kilgour, Harries.

Substitutes: Van Stappershoef, Baldwin, Hare, Hargreaves, Tutonda, Ayunga and Daly.

Ipswich Town: Holy, Chambers (captain), Nsiala, Wilson, Ward, Dozzell, Nolan, Bishop, Edwards, Norwood, Sears.

Substitutes: Cornell, Donacien, Kenlock, Huws, Downes, Lankester and Hawkins.

Match Referee:  Craig Hicks from Surrey.

 

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