Bristol news Joey Barton set for triple injury boost ahead of Rovers clash with Northampton PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Joey Barton could have Alex Rodman, Alfie Kilgour and Josh Grant back for Bristol Rovers' absolutely vital League One clash against Northampton Town on Saturday. Rovers' survival hopes have been resurrected following a huge Easter Monday victory over Doncaster Rovers which lifted them into 21st in the table as the other five sides around them in the table all lost. Jon Brady's Northampton are two points and two places above the Gas heading into Saturday's game at Sixfields, meaning a win for either side could prove defining in deciding their League One destiny this term. On the one hand, Barton won't want to change a winning team but his selection options could be widened by the return of key trio Rodman, Kilgour and Grant. Read More Related Articles Luke McCormick on how Joey Barton and divine intervention is guiding Bristol Rovers Read More Related Articles Bristol Rovers' survival could be worth more than just League One football as Gas heroes emerge Centre-back Cian Harries started against Donny, well ahead of schedule and with just one training session under his belt following a groin injury, and Barton has indicated further reinforcements are on their way. "We need all hands on deck," he said. "We hopefully have Alex Rodman back for the Saturday game, we hopefully have Alfie Kilgour and Josh Grant back for Saturday’s game.
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The veteran gives the Gas natural width down the right, and can play as either a winger or wing-back, plus his leadership and experience is absolutely vital in the dressing room. Kilgour watched Monday's win over Doncaster in the Thatchers Terrace and even joined his teammates on the field in celebrating Luke McCormick's second goal. The Bristolian has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and, if given the all-clear, will be competing with George Williams, Jack Baldwin and Harries for a place in the back three. Grant, meanwhile, has been battling a foot injury and could add extra guile and steel to the Gas midfield, either replacing Ed Upson or alongside the veteran in a double pivot.
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