LOTS FOR CLARKE TO SMILE ABOUT

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

ON THIS ev­i­dence, Bristol Rovers look bet­ter equipped to make an im­pact on League Two than the team who pipped them to the Con­fer­ence ti­tle.

The visi­tors were caught out by an early set-piece and, while they cre­ated some good chances be­fore their goal, were gen­er­ally sec­ond best to a home side who coun­ter­at­tacked with in­creas­ing ef­fec­tive­ness.

Rovers had more energy on the day and on the back of ex­cel­lent away wins at Yeovil and Lu­ton, look set to fol­low last sea­son’s pro­mo­tion joy with another suc­cess­ful cam­paign.

Dan Lead­bit­ter’s in­jury was a blow and he looks likely to face a lengthy lay-off, but oth­er­wise there was plenty for man­ager Dar­rell Clarke to en­thuse over.

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