Bristol Rovers


FORMER Exeter City team-mates Liam Sercombe and Tom Nichols could hardly have experienced more contrasting fortunes in their first season as Bristol Rovers players. And that comes as a huge surprise to me because I thought both would prove excellent signings by Darrell Clarke when the manager recruited them last summer. While Sercombe already has …

BRISTOL Rovers used the January transfer window to bring in three new faces as they look to push on into the top half of the League One table. The Pirates secured the services of the highly-rated Bernard Mensah from National League outfit, Aldershot Town, whilst also adding defender, Tony Craig from Millwall and Portsmouth wide-man, …

BRISTOL Rovers have handed Rollin Menayese a contract extension as a reward for the progress that the Wales Under-23 International has made since the start of the season. The 20 year-old central defender joined the club from Weston super Mare during the summer following a successful trial spell. He has impressed for the Development squad …

A number of Bristol Rovers players will spend Christmas and New Year fighting for a future with the club. That much became clear listening to manager Darrell Clarke’s condemnation of his team’s weak performance in last weekend’s 4-1 hammering by League One strugglers Gillingham at Priestfield. The defeat followed successive home wins over Rotherham United …

Joe Partington has made an impact in the Bristol Rovers side since switching to a holding midfield role Joe Partington may have found his niche in Bristol Rovers’ team almost a year after signing from Eastleigh. And if that is the case the versatile 27-year-old will have seen his career come full circle in terms …

Darrell Clarke is facing the toughest test of his managerial skills since Bristol Rovers dropped out of the Football League. The Pirates visited Scunthorpe United yesterday, having lost six of their last seven League and cup games, conceding 17 goals in the process. By my reckoning that is the worst sequence of results Rovers have …

Darrell Clarke faces one of his most testing selection problems of the season when Swindon Town visit the Memorial Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy on Wednesday night. A tough League One game at Scunthorpe United follows three days later and under normal circumstances the manager would treat that as priority, relying on his fringe players …

“You can go through ten years of heartache and then one event lifts you to the highest level of pride in your club and makes everything else worthwhile.” Those were Geoff Dunford’s words the last time I had the pleasure of interviewing him about his many years of dedicated service to Bristol Rovers. Looking back …