Monkhouse Departing

June 17, 2015

Andy Monkhouse has turned down a new deal with Bristol Rovers.

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He was released by Hartlepool at the end of the 2013/14 season.

He signed for ex-team mate Darrell Clarke for the 2014/15 season, where he established an excellent partnership with left back Lee Brown.

He helped Bristol Rovers get back into the Football League at the first attempt.

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However, after playing 42 games for Bristol Rovers, he won’t be resigning.

He said: “They gave me a couple of offers and I told the gaffer on Monday that I wouldn’t be going be back. I loved it, I really enjoyed it there. I went with the aim of getting promoted and we did it, so it was great.”

Andy Monkhouse is now seeking a club nearer to his Leeds home.

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Last season he was linked with a return to Hartlepool as part of a proposed swop deal with Jack Compton.

Back in August 2014 his headed goal at Forest Green Rovers brought us our only point out of the first 4 Away games. He will be fondly remembered for achieving double figures in goals, with some fine headers and some crisp shooting, but mostly for his high standard of team play.

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