sport

Double boost for Rovers

Bristol Rovers' injured duo Jim Paterson and Danny Woodards are edging closer to full fitness.

Scottish defender Paterson has been sidelined since breaking his leg in pre-season while former Exeter man Woodards suffered a serious knee injury in April.

But the pair are back in non-contact training and hope to be available for selection within a month.

"We're now getting them back into football work, which is great for their morale as well and their wellbeing," manager John Ward told the Bristol Evening Post.

"It is non-contact stuff for now, but in another 3-4 weeks those two will not be far away from being considered for some football games.

"They're both good trainers, really good professional boys and are pushing each other along."