Stefan Payne and Alex Jakubiak set for Bristol Rovers debuts against Accrington



Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Stefan Payne and Alex Jakubiak set for Bristol Rovers debuts against Accrington

Bristol Rovers could hand debuts to strikers Stefan Payne and Alex Jakubiak in the Sky Bet League One match against Accrington.

Payne signed ahead of the transfer deadline from Shrewsbury, while Jakubiak joined on loan from Watford, so could go straight into the side as Rovers look to recover from the opening-day defeat at Peterborough.

Midfielder Stuart Sinclair and defender Joe Partington both missed the game against Posh through injury, so will be assessed.

Summer arrival Tareiq Holmes-Dennis continues his recovery towards a return to full match fitness following a long-term knee problem.

Accrington boss John Coleman saw striker Kayden Jackson sold to Championship side Ipswich ahead of the transfer deadline.

Goalkeeper Connor Ripley, son of former England winger Stuart, has joined on loan from Middlesbrough, so could come into contention ahead of Jonathan Maxted.

Experienced striker Andy Mangan has signed on a one-year contract after impressing while training with Stanley, while teenage Northern Irish forward Andrew Scott has agreed a three-year deal.

Defender Matthew Platt, signed from Blackburn on a season-loan loan, was on the bench for the opening day defeat by Gillingham, so could feature.

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