View From Spotland
June 20, 2016
Getting to know Bristol Rovers.
(This is another in the series of articles looking at Bristol Rovers from the opposition perspective.)
THE VIEW FROM SPOTLAND
We’re bringing you the lowdown on each of our new opponents.
Next up is Bristol Rovers, who were promoted to League One after securing back-to-back promotions.
Name: Bristol Rovers
Nickname: The Gas/ The Pirates
Stadium: The Memorial Stadium
Distance from Spotland (round trip): 363.4 miles
Manager: Darrell Clarke (Appointed in March 2014 after 9 months as Assistant Manager)
2015-16 League finish: 3rd in League Two. Promoted to League One after securing automatic promotion.
Second promotion in as many seasons after winning promotion from the Conference in 2014-15.
2015-16 top scorer: Matt Taylor, 27 goals
Last league meeting: April 21st 2014 – Bristol Rovers 1-2 Rochdale (Bunney & Lund).
You can watch the highlights on the club’s YouTube channel HERE.