Football - Pirates must do without Clarkson

Bristol Rovers will be without David Clarkson as they head to Accrington.

PA Sport Report

The Scottish striker will serve the first of his three-match ban after seeing red in Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Wycombe.

That result leaves John Ward's men just one point above the drop zone and only six clear of their rock-bottom hosts but manager John Ward could be boosted by the return of Eliot Richards.

The two-goal striker was back in training on Monday after a hamstring strain and there is a chance he could travel north but fellow forwards Matt Harrold and Ryan Brunt are not fully fit.

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