- Apr 3, 2013
The countdown to Bristol Rovers
The referee for the game is Will Finnie who so far this season has shown 64 yellow cards and one red in 16 games. He was the man in the middle for Argyle's 2-2 draw against Oldham at Home Park in September.
He will be assisted on Sunday by Dean Treleaven and Mike Desborough while the fourth official is Ravel Cheosiaua.
The winner of the tie will receive £54,000 in prize money.
The draw for the Third Round of the FA Cup will take place on Monday 2 December at 7pm live from the Etihad Stadium on BBC2, this is when the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition.
Hospitality at the match .... club website
The match is now all-ticket for Rovers fans.
Tickets for Argyle fans go on general sale today at 9.15am or usually slightly later.
According to Sky Bet Bristol Rovers are favourites to win with odds of 13/10, an Argyle win is ranked at 19/10 and the draw is on offer at 23/10.
Match video preview with Rovers coach Kevin Maher .....BR club website
Argyle fans have snapped up 1,600 tickets with only a few hundred remaining on sale - 155 seating tickets and 100 standing tickets.
The game will feature on the Final Score programme on BBC1 at 1.50pm where there will be live reports from the Memorial Ground, each club will receive £12,500 in TV fees.
Rovers midfielder Liam Sercombe looks ahead to the game ... BR club website video
Bristol Rovers and Argyle are ball number 64 in the draw for the FA Cup Third Round.
The Green Taverners Suite will be showing a live beam back of the game ... club website
Inside Bristol Rovers
Ian Holloway gives a preview of the match and talks about past encounters...Bristol Post
Former Pilgrims David Norris and Brian McGlinchey talk about playing alongside Rovers manager Graham Coughlan while at Argyle ....
Match preview ... BR club website
Focus on Argyle ... BR club website
Rovers midfielder Liam Sercombe talks about his rivalry with Argyle when he played for Exeter City ....
"I do enjoy playing against them. I used to get a bit of stick when I was playing against them for Exeter, and I’ve scored a couple against them so it’d be nice to get the win and move into the third round of the FA Cup."
Ryan Lowe talks about playing on a Sunday .... club website
“It doesn’t make much difference. We adapted our week and still had the normal prep for the game as we would on a Saturday.
“The kick-off is an hour early, so we just get up an hour earlier. We’ll be in a hotel down there on Saturday night and doing everything properly."
Striker Dom Telford talks about playing against his former club ...
“We have a long way to go, Bristol Rovers are a good side and are doing well in the league, so we will go there looking for the win and see how it goes.
“I’m looking forward to it. I enjoyed my time there, I met some great people and it’s always nice in football when you go back to teams that you have played for previously.
“Hopefully, it’ll be a good day for us.”
Ryan Lowe looks ahead to the game ....club website