Bristol Rovers assistant manager Chris Hargreaves will be looking to draw on home comforts when Charlton visit this weekend.

The Gas have won their last three matches including a 4-0 win over Blackpool at the Memorial Ground in their last home match, but sitting three points above the relegation zone Hargreaves is aware survival is by no means guaranteed.

Despite being 11 places and 23 points apart in League One Hargreaves says they do not fear Lee Bowyer’s side trip to the West Country.

“We want to prove ourselves against big boys,” said Hargreaves.

“They’ve got a big infrastructure and an expectation to challenge.

“I would’ve thought they’d want to be in the automatic places, but they’re in the play-offs.

“The Blackpool result has got to give the players confidence, and over the years the Memorial Ground has been a real plus for this club.

“We want players to enjoy their football in front of their own fans, and showcase how good we are.”

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Speaking of Charlton, Hargreaves gave Bowyer’s men a glowing appraisal, but it wouldn’t stop him from plotting their downfall.

“I’ve seen them a few times recently and they’re a good side, with some good players.

“But we are putting a plan together to try and showcase our abilities and we want to give the fans something to cheer about.”

Pirates defender Tony Craig echoed his assistant manager’s thoughts.

“It’s a big game on Saturday against one of the big boys of the division and we want to give a good account of ourselves,” he said.

“They’re a good passing team, well drilled by Lee bowyer and Johnnie Jackson, they’ll bring good support down and it’s got all the ingredients of a great game.”

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