August 28, 2016

Bristol Rovers FIRST TEAM are obliged to play an XI from Reading in the “semi-farcical” Checkatrade Trophy.

First Round of the EFL Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday 30th August (7:45pm kick off).

 (This section of the regulations below show why the EFL Trophy competition is criticised.)


 Each EFL Club shall play its full available strength in and during all Matches. 

The League will from time to time issue a policy as to what constitutes ‘full available strength’. 

Any Club failing to meet this requirement will be required to pay a fine of up to £5,000.

For the Invited Clubs, a registered player is one who would be registered and eligible to participate in a Premier League and/or Premier League 2 match commencing at the same time and on the same date as the Match in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Premier League rules.

Each Invited Club must ensure that in each Match at least 6 of the starting eleven players named on the Team Sheet are players who were aged under 21 as at the 30th June in the year in which the Season concerned commenced.    


(The Age restrictions have been amended to Under 23 but the regulations are not yet updated.)


Ticket Prices:

Main Stands (Home Supporters)

Adults: £10.

Concessions: (Under 16 and 65+) £5.

All Terrace areas

Home Supporters only

Adults: £5.

Concessions: (Under 16 and 65+) £1.

Anyone who requires a wheelchair or Ambulant disabled should contact:

BRFC Ticket Office Manager Clare McDonagh direct on 0117 952 4001.

The TWO games you might choose to watch in the EFL Trophy are:

Bristol Rovers v Yeovil Town – Tuesday 4th October 2016.  Kick off 19:45.

Portsmouth v Bristol Rovers – Tuesday 8th November 2016. Kick off 19:45.

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