Darrell Clarke: Bristol Rovers manager targets improved away form

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Matty Taylor scored his second hat-trick of the season in the win over Hartlepool as Bristol Rovers moved up to sixth place in League Two

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke wants his side to show the same form in away games as they do at home.

Rovers moved into the play-off places by beating Hartlepool on Tuesday, their sixth home win in seven games.

The Pirates have lost their last three away League Two matches and scored only once in the process.

"Our home form's magnificent, seven wins and a draw, so I'd like at some point of the season to have both," Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol.

"At the beginning of the season we were winning all the time away from home and not winning at home - this part of the season we're winning at home for fun and not winning away.

"If I can get a little bit of both for the run-in, I'll be a very happy man."

Clarke revealed that midfielder Stuart Sinclair, 28, could miss up to six weeks with a groin injury.

"It looks like a minor operation, he'll be out four to six weeks which is very unfortunate because he's an engine in central midfield," he added.

"He's been off the boil a little bit by his standards because he's been carrying his groin, and it's got to the stage now where we need to act on it."

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