Gill faces six-week lay-off

Bristol Rovers captain Matt Gill will be out for at least six

weeks for the League Two club with a knee injury.

Gill has been playing with the injury since the start of the

season and the 31-year-old midfielder will now undergo exploratory

surgery to try to get to the bottom of the problem.

Pirates boss Mark McGhee told the club’s official website: “The

scan was not conclusive, so they will do a little procedure to look

inside to see what is going on.

“It is four to six weeks at this stage, but if it is anything

worse than simply needing a bit of a clean out then it could be

anything up to 12 weeks.

“He has been playing and training through the problem, and

occasionally missing training – although not often.

“He has been gritting his teeth and getting through it, and I

think he has done pretty well and I have a lot of respect for