The Pirates need to get the ship back afloat in their League One season and hope that happens with a win against Luton Town this Saturday.

For Darrell Clarke’s men, the season so far has provided little joy as they have only mustered just one league win to their name and that came away from home against Wycombe back in August.

The Gas this weekend travel to Kenilworth Road, the home of Luton Town, as they face a team that is still adjusting to life in England’s third tier following their promotion from League Two in May.

Luton has taken seven points from a possible nine so far at home in League One and hope they can make it three wins from four by beating Bristol Rovers.

Last week, Rovers despite not winning came out with positives following last weekend’s goalless draw against Plymouth.

It was the club’s first clean sheet of the new season, which was a massive boost for the defence as they have worked very hard to keep the ball out of the net.

This week there have been numerous whispers around that the club may be up for sale.

Current owner Wael Al-Qadi and his company Dwane Sports Limited currently hold a 92% stake in the club since their takeover in February of 2016.

According to the BristolPost, rumours circulated that James Dyson, owner of Dyson vacuums, was alleged to be interested in taking control of Rovers.

He is the south west’s richest man, according to the Sunday Times – with an estimated net worth of around £9.5 billion. However, has firmly reiterated that he is not taking over the club.

Focusing on their next match, Rovers will still be without Liam Sercombe who remains sidelined with an injury that he picked up against Southend towards the back end of August.

Midweek, saw Stuart Sinclair and Joe Partington play their first competitive match since they were sidelined with injury dating back to last season.

Both played 45 minutes on their return to competitive action as they played for the Rovers under 23’s as they took on Forest Green on Wednesday afternoon.

Their returns within the first team fold are fantastic news for Darrell Clarke as he now has more options to choose from and makes his squad have that little bit more depth.


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