League Two - Kenneth targets first-team return

Bristol Rovers defender Garry Kenneth accepts he has a fight on his hands to get back in the side.

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League One - Kenneth departs Memorial Stadium

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The 26-year-old, sidelined since sustaining a serious kneeinjury in January, will return to the first-team squad for the trip to Newport on Saturday if he comes through a midweek reserve game unscathed.

Mark McChrystal and captain Tom Parkes have been regulars in central defence in Kenneth's absence.

"It will be a tough fight to get back in the team," he told the Bristol Evening Post. "But it is a challenge I am looking forward to after being unable to play for so long because of injury.

"There is a lot more competition for those places at the heart of defence at the moment, but it can only be a good thing for the club to have so many able defenders about the place.

"It has been a long road, but I've worked hard over the summer to get myself back in contention and I can't wait to get going again."

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