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Clarke: ‘a tough start but a good start’

20 June 2019

Our 2019/20 fixtures have been released and first up is a trip to Northampton Town.

Darrell Clarke’s men will visit the PTS Academy Stadium, formerly known as Sixfields, on Saturday 3rd August, kick-off 3.00pm.

And the boss is anticipating a good test against Keith Curle's Cobblers, who finished 15th in League Two last term.

“It’s always an interesting day when the fixtures come out and you have a good look through,” said Clarke.

“We start with Northampton away and it’s a good game for ourselves.

“I know [their manager] Keith Curle and Colin West, the assistant manager, very well.

“One of my ex-players at Rovers, Chris Lines, has gone there so there’ll be familiar faces.

“It’s a tough start but a good start.

“We’ve then got Forest Green and I know Coops (Rovers manager Mark Cooper) very well too.

“They’re a good footballing team and Coops has produced some great teams and done a great job there.

“Hopefully, we’ll get a good gate for our first home game.”

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