- Friday, 13 April 2012
- Written by Modou Lamin Beyai
English side Bristol Rovers are sweating over the fitness of Gambian Mustapha Carayol ahead of their League Two clash with Burton Albion.
Winger Carayol has been suffering with a hamstring problem of late, missing the 3-0 defeat at Crewe on Easter Monday, and he will be assessed ahead of kick-off at the Memorial Stadium.
Otherwise, Rovers manager Mark McGhee has no new injury or suspensions worries for the game. Jim Paterson also missed the loss at Crewe after he was substituted during the 2-2 draw against Gillingham with breathing difficulties - but the defender is expected to return to the matchday squad this weekend.
Centre-back Adam Virgo is the only long-term absentee for Rovers with a knee ligament problem that is likely to keep the former Brighton man out until the end of the season.
Bristol Rovers have yet to lose at the Memorial Stadium since McGhee took charge in January – a record the manager is keen to extend and hopes that Carayol will have recovered from the hamstring problem which kept him out of the defeat at Gresty Road.
“I thought Muzzy [Carayol] was a big miss on Monday and we are hoping he will be fit. He is an important player for us and gives us that initiative to get forward a bit better,” said McGhee.