Half-time: Bristol Rovers 0 Fleetwood Town 0
Mark McGhee will be satisfied with his players after an encouraging opening 45 minutes at the Memorial Stadium this afternoon.
The Bristol Rovers boss has watched his side dominate long spells of the game whilst keeping one of the most-fancied sides in League Two quiet.
Fabian Broghammer has gone close to breaking the deadlock on a couple of occasions, whilst David Clarkson was just inches away from nodding home a Joe Anyinsah cross at the far post when the game was just 14 minutes old.
Anyinsah has himself fizzed one effort from distance just over the crossbar, whilst at the other end debutant goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has yet to be called on to make a save.
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Andy Mangan went closest for the visitors with a left-footed strike from 25 yards that flew over the bar – although Rovers were lucky that midfielder Oliver Norburn was on hand to charge down Stephen McNulty's effort when the ball fell kindly in front of him inside the penalty area following a corner.
McGhee, meanwhile, had handed on-loan goalkeeper Etheridge a debut after completing a deal to bring him to the Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
Etheridge, who has played 37 times for the Phillipines national team and is a former England Schoolboy international, made his Football League debut as one of three changes to the side that drew 1-1 at Plymouth on Tuesday night.
Right-back Michael Smith returned to the starting line-up to add further attacking prowess in place of Adam Virgo, who dropped to the bench.
Anyinsah was also offered a rare start up front alongside David Clarkson after McGhee's attempts to add a loan striker to the squad ahead of the game proved unsuccessful.
Rovers (4-4-2): Etheridge; Smith, Kenneth, Parkes, L Brown; W Brown, Norburn, Gill, Broghammer; Clarkson, Anyinsah. Subs: Walker, Paterson, Richards, Virgo, Clarke, Clucas, Lund. Subs: Walker, Paterson, Richards, Virgo, Clarke, Clucas, Lund.
Fleetwood Town (4-4-2): Davies; Beeley, McNulty, Mawene, Howell; Johnson, Fowler, McGuire, Brown; Gillespie, Mangan. Subs: Maxwell, Parkin, Nicholson, Ball, Marrow, Barkhuizen, Eastham.