Bristol Rovers


BRISTOL Rovers have parted company with manager Darrell Clarke after a disappointing start to the 2018-19 season. Rovers are currently in the League One relegation zone after winning just four of their 21 league games so far this term. In a statement, Bristol Rovers said: “Darrell Clarke has been a loyal servant of Bristol Rovers …

BRISTOL Rovers will face a trip to Northampton Town in the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy. Northampton are managed by Bristol-born Keith Curle, who played for Rovers, Bristol City and Torquay United during his career, which also saw him earn England honours. He also is a former Torquay manager. The draw was made on …

EXETER City will host Peterborough United in the Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy. Bristol Rovers, meanwhile, will travel to Swansea City Under-21. The draw was made on Friday afternoon by former winners of the competition Leon Britton and Steve Claridge. Ties will be played week commencing 3 December. Confirmed Round Two ties are as …

PLYMOUTH Argyle will entertain either Oxford United or Forest Green Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup second round after the draw was made on Monday night. Meanwhile, if Bristol Rovers can overcome Barnet in a reply they will host Stockport County. There are two all-League One ties as 2008 Cup winners Portsmouth travel to Rochdale …

STEVE Hamer pledges that Bristol Rovers’ board will give Darrell Clarke “every possible backing” in the transfer market this summer. The chairman also says that the mood of the directors matches that of the manager in terms of positivity and that the budget will be competitive at a time when clubs throughout the Football League …

ON MONDAY, April 23, I’m sure that many Bristol Rovers supporters, officials and former players will be at South Bristol Crematorium to pay their last respects to the late Terry Oldfield, who lost his long battle with illness on March 28. One from the ‘old school’ of footballers who demonstrated total loyalty and commitment to …

STEVE Hamer insists The Football League should take more care to ensure games like local derbies and promotion battles are controlled by experienced referees. It is a point the Bristol Rovers chairman intends to make when meeting his counterparts from around the country at this summer’s conference of Football League chairmen. Pirates boss Darrell Clarke …

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 …