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Key men: Bristol Rovers

1 November 2016

We've identified the key men to watch ahead of FTFC's game with Rovers

Name: Matty Taylor

Position: Striker

Nationality: English

Taylor is Rovers main forward and is definitely one the Cod Army backline will need to keep an eye on. This season he is currently joint second in the overall goal scoring tally with 10, and he'll be looking increase it on Tuesday night against Fleetwood. Rovers signed him after playing in the England C squad in 2014, and since then he's topped their goal scoring chart in both seasons, first with 21 goals and then he scored 28 the following year. He's scored four in his last five but these came from only two games, a penalty against Peterborough and a second half hatrick against MK Dons.


Name: Chris Lines

Position: Midfield

Nationality: English


This midfielder holds the highest assists for Rovers this season with seven in all competitions. He's only scored one league goal this season but it came against 2-1 victory over Gillingham, where he was awarded the Man of the Match. In the first round of the EFL Cup against Cardiff, Lines scored a stunning goal from 30 yards in the 115th minute. It sealed a 1-0 victory and took them to the next round. Fleetwood's defence needs to make sure he doesn't have enough time to pull off a shot or play the ball through, as he tends to create a lot of chances for his teammates. 


Name: Lee Brown

Position: Defender

Nationality: English


Brown signed for Rovers in 2011 and since then he's played an important role. The left back scored seven goals in his first season and he's even been played left midfield. This versatility is something Fleetwood need to look out for as he could quickly switch the play. Last season he was the clubs only player to play every minute of every game, and it was thanks to him that they got promoted. Although he only scored one goal last season, fans will always remember his 92nd minute winner against Dagenham and Redbridge which saw them move into 3rd place and ultimately, into League One.

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