Bristol Rovers V Crawley Town at The Memorial Stadium : Match Preview

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14 November 2016
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Bristol Rovers v Crawley

Bristol Rovers could be without full-back Daniel Leadbitter for their FA Cup replay against Crawley following his weekend red card.

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke was looking to get what he felt was a "soft" dismissal during Saturday's 4-0 league defeat to Millwall overturned, but may have to do without the 26-year-old for the visit of the League Two side.

Should Leadbitter serve his one-match ban on Tuesday then Connor Roberts could step in again, with the on-loan Swansea defender having occupied the right-back berth in the first meeting with Crawley.

The Pirates were also without James Clarke, Steve Mildenhall, Billy Bodin (all injured), Jake Clarke-Salter (international duty) and Byron Moore (illness) against Millwall, and it remains to be seen when they will be available again.

Crawley boss Dermot Drummy has recalled Josh Yorwerth from his loan spell with Merthyr Town ahead of the trip to Bristol.

The 21-year-old, who scored twice in eight appearances for the Southern League side, will train with the Reds squad on Monday and could be an option for Tuesday's match with Drummy possibly without at least three other defenders.

Andre Blackman is serving a two-match ban after being sent off in the first meeting with Rovers, while Joe McNerney underwent knee surgery on Monday and is set to be out for up to three weeks.

Mark Connolly, meanwhile, is a doubt after suffering a blow to his windpipe during Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Cambridge that led to him staying overnight in hospital. Crawley are assessing his condition.


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