Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a 2-1 loss to Accrington, Forest Green will be aiming to keep their survival hopes alive when they take on Bristol Rovers in the League One round 36. The Green Army are eleven points behind the safe zone, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for them. Keep in mind, though, that defender Oliver Casey is banned for the match following his sending off in the last league match.
The Pirates, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Burton, beating Oxford United, while sharing the spoils with Barnsley. Bristol Rovers, though, suffered three defeats in the previous four away matches, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the rock-bottom side. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Nailsworth.
Highlighted Player (Luke McGee):
Born on the 2nd of September, 1995, Luke McGee is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth FC in the English Football League One. The 1.92m tall goalkeeper is a Tottenham Hotspur product who turned professional with the club in 2014.
Although never having featured for its first team, McGee made sporadic appearances for the club's Under-18 and Under-23 teams before joining Petersborough United on a 4-month loan. He made his first league one appearance with the club in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale at home on the 10th of September, 2016. At the end of the loan period, he returned to Spurs, who, in turn, sold him to Portsmouth in a deal worth 100,000 euros at the start of the 2017-2018 season.
McGee has since made over 40 appearances for the Pompey, where his current contract runs until the Summer of 2020. On the International front, the 24-year-old has featured for the England Under-17 team, making his debut in 2011 at the age of 15.
Highlighted Team (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.