Your away day guide
The small Gloucestershire town of Nailsworth will be crawling with Town fans come Saturday. Here's how to get there and what to expect once you've made it there.
Where? Rovers are affectionately known as the ‘little club on the hill’, given their location at the top of a hill in the sedate surroundings of the quaint, small Gloucestershire town of Nailsworth.
Sorry, where? You’re right to ask a second time. Nailsworth only has a population of 6,600. It’s a few miles south of Stroud. Don’t be put off though, it’s a picture-postcard location in the Coltswolds. You never know, you might score some brownie points with a loved one by doubling it up with a romantic weekend.
Good idea. So how do I get there? You can take the scenic route and go via Aylesbury and Oxford and across to Cirencester or go M1 south, M25 and M4 coming off the M4 at Swindon and taking the A419. Or, punch in GL6 0ET and get the sat-nav to do it for you. If you still can’t manage that, give the Bobbers a call on 01234 856542 and book a place on the coach. It’s £20 for adults and £17 concessions, with the coach leaving at 10am.
How they doin’? Well, very well, in fact. Admittedly Rovers have not won in three games in the Blue Square Bet Premier, but they are fifth in the table and have big plans for promotion this season.
Green army. FGR are the greenest club in the country. And it’s not just their new lime green shirts. They're powered by chairman Dale Vince OBE who has made his way in business in green energy.
Food frenzy. Vince’s green revolution goes further than generating the club’s electricity from solar panels...he’s also banned red meat at the ground. So forget ordering a double cheeseburger and make sure you opt for the halloumi and falafel.
We are the army. The Town’s ticket office sold 925 tickets as of Thursday evening for the all-ticket clash. No tickets are available on the day. Hurry though, tickets go off sale at 2pm on Friday. Click here for the important prices.
Familiar face. Rovers have Ed Asafu-Adjaye among their number this season. The defender made 82 appearances in Town colours after coming through the ranks at Kenilworth Road. The Hatters meanwhile have Alex Lawless, Stuart Fleetwood and Scott Rendell who have all had spells with Rovers in the past.