Football - Injury headache continues for Ward

Bristol Rovers are down to the bear bones as they look to cause an upset in their Capital One Cup clash with Watford.

PA Sport Report

Manager John Ward could only name six substitutes as his injury-ravaged squad lost 2-1 to Exeter onSaturday and he says it will be three weeks before any of his absentees return.

Matt Gill, Garry Kenneth, Fabian Broghammer, Seanan Clucas, Jim Paterson and Danny Woodards remain sidelined while Matt Harrold and Jordan Goddard's late withdrawals in Devon leaves Ward with few options for the Memorial Ground clash with last season's Championship play-off finalists.

Eliot Richards, who scored against the Grecians, could be moved upfront while Alefe Santos' cameo performance could see him given the nod from the start.

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