Brentford are the final game of a hectic home game schedule for Rovers, who will have played four out of five games at Keepmoat Stadium with the completion of this fixture.
Former Manchester City legend Uwe Rosler is in charge of the Bees these days, having been in the Griffin Park hot seat for just over a year. The 43 year old German, in his first managerial post, made an impressive start to his coaching duties by leading the Londoners to ninth in the League One table last year.
Many around the club will believe that they are capable of reaching the play-offs and with so few teams standing out so far, it may be their best chance to do so in a long time.
The Bees squad has many reputable names. A defence built around former Millwall campaigners Tony Craig and Scott Barron is complimented by a sturdy midfield which includes Jonathan Douglas, Toumani Diagouraga and Norwich loanee Tom Adeyemi. The forward looks quite potent also with the well known pair of Paul Hayes and Clayton Donaldson competing with the little known Moroccan striker Farid El Alagui, who has made a rousing impact since his arrival from Falkirk, and loan signing James Spencer.
The two sides have not met in the league for six years although the last two fixtures ended in emphatic victories for Rovers. A 4-0 victory at Griffin Park followed by a 3-0 scoreline at Keepmoat Stadium piled more misery onto the already relegated Londoners.
Manager Dean Saunders will assess the situation of striker Iain Hume, after the loan man returned from international duties with Canada.
Kyle Bennett should have recovered from a slight ankle knock to feature, whilst full-back Paul Quinn will be available.
Jamie McCombe (back) remains the only player unavailable through injury.
Brentford manager Uwe Rosler has added talented Huddersfield striker James Spencer to his squad as a replacement for the injured Farid El Alagui .
The Bees are expected to remain unchanged, other than the addition of Spencer, from their away point at Scunthorpe.
Head to head (League):
Rovers 17 – Draw 14 – Brentford 17
Last Meeting - Keepmoat Stadium (21/04/07):
Rovers – 3 (Lockwood, Wilson, Guy)
Brentford – 0
Neil Sullivan; James O'Connor, Harry Worley, Adam Lockwood, Gareth Roberts; James Coppinger, Brian Stock, Mark Wilson, Craig Nelthorpe; Lewis Guy, Jonathan Forte.
Predominantly dry with any overnight mist/fog slowly clearing to give some bright or sunny spells.
A630 Balby Road – New section of inbound Bus Lane between Oswin Ave and Greenfield Lane - This will involve 24/7 inbound lane closures, with restricted outbound lane closures, although in the main these will be removed by 1530hrs to cater for the evening peak period.
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