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📝 Match Preview; Bristol Rovers (A)

All you need to know!

27 December 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview; Bristol Rovers (A)

All you need to know!

27 December 2022

The festive football action doesn't slow, as City make the short journey up the M5 to reignite a Westcountry rivalry with Bristol Rovers this Thursday.

Both sides were promoted from League One last season and this will be the second meeting of the campaign, following a 2-2 draw at SJP in October, in what was Matt Taylor's final game as City boss. 

Under Gary Caldwell, the Grecians drew 0-0 at home to Portsmouth on Boxing Day, while Bristol Rovers suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Wycombe Wanderers.


We're in our third strip for this fixture, with Bristol Rovers in black to support Shelter's #NoHomeKit campaign. You can find out more about the campaign here.

City supporters are encouraged to wear our third or away strips to get behind the campaign at the Memorial Stadium.

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Pierce Sweeney's Thoughts

Pierce says that the boys will be targeting the three points against a Bristol Rovers side that are close in the table. "It's a game we will be looking to win and have to go there with confidence again." said the Irishman after City's goalless draw with Portsmouth on Boxing Day.

"It's a bit of a derby and is local, just an hour up the road so I'm sure we will take over 1000 fans and they will have a full house so it's a game we will be looking to win.

"We've got to go there with confidence again. One thing we have been lacking this season is consistency with our performances so quite good that we have three games in a week to put three back-to-back good performances in and try and get some good results.

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Tickets for the match are SOLD OUT. Thank you so much for your support. Over 1200 City fans will be in attendance. 

How to Follow

Unable to get a ticket to Thursday's SOLD OUT clash with Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium?

Get the next best thing by watching it live on iFollow.

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.
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We will be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match.

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Previous Encounter

Bristol Rovers 1 Exeter City 1 | 26/02/22 | Sky Bet League One

City's last trip up the M5 was a thrilling 1-1 draw as we continued our march to promotion. Jevani Brown was quick to equalise after Luca Hoole's opener, with Josh Coley unlucky not to win it late on.


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