2011–12 Bristol Rovers F.C. season

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Bristol Rovers
2011–12 season
Chairman Nick Higgs
Manager Paul Buckle (sacked 3 January 2012)
Shaun North (caretaker until 18 January 2012)
Mark McGhee
Stadium Memorial Stadium
League Two 13th
FA Cup 3rd Round (Eliminated by Aston Villa)
League Cup 2nd Round (Eliminated by Leyton Orient)
Football League Trophy 2nd Round (Eliminated by Wycombe Wanderers)
Top goalscorer League:
Matt Harrold - 16
All:
Matt Harrold - 18
Highest home attendance 10,883 (vs. Aston Villa) 7 January 2012)
Lowest home attendance 3,787 (vs. Corby Town) 12 November 2011)
Average home league attendance 6,035
Home colours
Away colours

During 2011 and 2012, Bristol Rovers Football Club participated in League Two, the fourth level of English football. It was 129th season of football played by Bristol Rovers, and their 85th in the Football League. The previous saw Bristol Rovers end a four-year tenure in League One. Despite initial optimism of an instant return, the campaign proved disappointing as Rovers struggled for much of the season under new manager Paul Buckle before being replaced by Mark McGhee who brought about an upturn in fortunes to finish 13th.

The 2011-12 campaign saw Bristol Rovers play Burton Albion, Crawley Town and Morecambe for the first time,[1] and featured a number of local matches against the likes of Cheltenham Town, Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town, and Torquay United.

Season events[edit]

May[edit]

  • 20 May 2011 - Bristol Rovers announce that 17 players will be released at the end of their contracts at the end of June.[2] Striker Will Hoskins is transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.[3]
  • 30 May 2011 - Paul Buckle is appointed manager of Bristol Rovers, after leaving the manager position of Torquay United.[4]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 9 November 2011 - Bristol Rovers sign central midfielder Andy Dorman on loan.[39]
  • 12 November 2011 - Bristol Rovers progress through to the second round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win against Corby Town.[40]
  • 14 November 2011 - Charlie Clough had his Bath City extended for a third straight month.[41]
  • 16 November 2011 - Ben Swallow was recalled from his Bath City loan.[42]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 5 April 2012 - Scott McGleish's loan with Barnet was extended for the rest of the season.[67]
  • 14 April 2012 - Bristol Rovers hammer Burton Albion 7-1, the first time Rovers have scored 7 past anyone since 1973. It was also manager Mark McGhee's biggest victory of his managerial career so far.[68]
  • 27 April 2012 - Youngsters Eliot Richards and Ollie Clarke sign contracts extensions at Bristol Rovers of two years and one year respectively.[69]

May[edit]

  • 4 May 2012 - Conor Gough signed for Bristol Rovers on an emergency seven day loan from Charlton Athletic. Rovers had already agreed to sign Gough permanently in the summer.[70]
  • 5 May 2012 - Bristol Rovers' season finished on a disappointing note, losing 4-0 to Dagenham & Redbridge. They finished 13th in the league table having picked up 57 points.

First team[edit]

As of 5 May 2012.

No. Name Nationality Position Date Of Birth (Age) Previous Club Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Scott Bevan England GK (1979-09-19) 19 September 1979 (age 35) Torquay United
20 Conor Gough England GK (1993-08-09) 9 August 1993 (age 21) On loan from Charlton Athletic
25 Lance Cronin England GK (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 29) Gillingham
38 Matt Macey GK Youth team graduate
Defenders
2 Michael Smith Northern Ireland DF (1988-09-04) 4 September 1988 (age 26) Ballymena United
3 Gary Sawyer England DF (1985-07-05) 5 July 1985 (age 29) Plymouth Argyle
4 Danny Woodards England DF (1983-10-08) 8 October 1983 (age 31) Milton Keynes Dons
5 Cian Bolger Republic of Ireland DF (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 22) On loan from Leicester City
14 Lee Brown England DF (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 24) Queens Park Rangers
15 Byron Anthony Wales DF (1984-09-20) 20 September 1984 (age 30) Cardiff City On loan at Hereford United
17 Jim Paterson Scotland DF (1979-09-25) 25 September 1979 (age 35) Shamrock Rovers
19 Adam Virgo England DF (1983-01-25) 25 January 1983 (age 31) Yeovil Town Vice Captain
22 Charlie Clough England DF (1990-09-04) 4 September 1990 (age 24) Youth team graduate
30 Michael Boateng England DF (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 23) Carshalton Athletic
33 Aaron Downes Australia DF (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 29) On loan from Chesterfield
37 Tom Parkes England DF (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 22) On loan from Leicester City
Midfielders
6 Craig Stanley England MF (1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 31) Morecambe
8 Matt Gill England MF (1980-08-30) 30 August 1980 (age 34) Norwich City Captain
11 Mustapha Carayol The Gambia MF (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 25) Lincoln City
16 Joe Anyinsah England MF (1984-10-08) 8 October 1984 (age 30) Charlton Athletic
21 Wayne Brown England MF (1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 26) Fulham
23 Matthew Lund Northern Ireland MF (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 24) On loan from Stoke City
24 Ollie Clarke England MF (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 22) Youth team graduate On loan at Clevedon Town
29 Darren Jefferies England MF (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 21) Youth team graduate
31 Shaquille Hunter England MF (1995-08-29) 29 August 1995 (age 19) Youth team graduate
34 Andy Dorman Wales MF (1982-05-01) 1 May 1982 (age 32) On loan from Crystal Palace
35 Jordan Goddard England MF Youth team graduate
Strikers
9 Matt Harrold England FW (1984-07-25) 25 July 1984 (age 30) Shrewsbury Town
10 Scott McGleish England FW (1974-02-10) 10 February 1974 (age 40) Leyton Orient On loan at Barnet
18 Eliot Richards Wales FW (1991-09-10) 10 September 1991 (age 23) Youth team graduate
26 Chris Zebroski England FW (1986-10-29) 29 October 1986 (age 28) Torquay United
27 Kayne McLaggon Wales FW (1990-09-21) 21 September 1990 (age 24) Salisbury City
28 Lamar Powell England FW (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 21) Youth team graduate
32 Mitch Harding England FW Youth team graduate

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

As of 5 May 2012.
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Scott Bevan 38 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 41 0 0 0
2 DF Northern Ireland Michael Smith 20 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 24 0 0 0
3 DF England Gary Sawyer 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 1 0
4 DF England Danny Woodards 39 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 44 2 4 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Cian Bolger 39 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 42 2 11 1
6 MF England Craig Stanley 33 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 39 1 7 0
8 MF England Matthew Gill 33 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 36 0 6 0
9 FW England Matt Harrold 40 16 2 0 1 1 1 1 44 18 6 0
10 FW England Scott McGleish 27 7 2 2 2 0 1 0 31 9 1 0
11 MF The Gambia Mustapha Carayol 31 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 35 6 7 0
14 DF England Lee Brown 41 7 3 0 2 0 1 0 47 7 3 0
15 DF Wales Byron Anthony 16 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 20 2 4 0
16 MF England Joe Anyinsah 31 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 32 5 2 0
17 DF Scotland Jim Paterson 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 2 0
18 FW Wales Eliot Richards 32 7 3 2 1 1 1 0 37 10 4 0
19 DF Scotland Adam Virgo 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 1 0
20 GK England Conor Gough 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 MF England Wayne Brown 12 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 15 0 1 0
22 MF England Charlie Clough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Northern Ireland Matthew Lund 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 3 0
24 MF England Ollie Clarke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK England Lance Cronin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 FW England Chris Zebroski 39 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 44 5 13 0
27 FW Wales Kayne McLaggon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
28 FW England Lamar Powell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF England Darren Jefferies 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 DF England Michael Boateng 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
31 MF England Shaquille Hunter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF England Mitch Harding 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 MF Australia Aaron Downes 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0
34 MF Wales Andy Dorman 25 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 28 2 4 0
35 MF England Jordan Goddard 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 DF England Tom Parkes 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 1
Players appeared for Bristol Rovers who have left:
MF England Chris Lines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW England Scott Rendell 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
MF Scotland Stuart Campbell 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 0 2 0
MF England Oliver Norburn 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
FW Ghana Jo Kuffour 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0
MF Wales Ben Swallow 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
GK England Michael Poke 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: Soccerbase

Apps = Appearances made; Goals = Goals scored.

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Two 13th 6 August 2011 5 May 2012
Football League Cup 1st round 2nd Round 23 August 2011 30 August 2011
Football League Trophy 1st round 1st round 6 September 2011 6 September 2011
FA Cup 1st round 3rd round 12 November 2011 7 January 2012

Last updated: 5 May 2012
Source: Competitions

League Two[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
11 Aldershot Town 46 19 9 18 54 52 2 66
12 Port Vale 46 20 9 17 68 60 8 59*
13 Bristol Rovers 46 15 12 19 60 70 −10 57
14 Accrington Stanley 46 14 15 17 54 66 −12 57
15 Morecambe 46 14 14 18 63 57 6 56

*Port Vale deducted 10 points for entering administration
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

      Champion       Runner-up       Play-off       Relegated

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 15 12 19 60 70 −10 57 10 6 7 37 29 +8 5 6 12 23 41 −18

Last updated: 5 May 2012.
Source: [1]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A A H H A H A H A H H A H A H A H H A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A A H A H A H A
Result W L W D D L D W L W L L W L L W L L D D L L L L W D W W W L D W D L D W D W L D D L W L W L
Position 2 11 7 8 10 14 16 12 16 12 15 17 14 14 16 15 16 17 18 18 18 18 19 19 17 18 17 16 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 14 15 14 14 14 14 15 14 15 12 13

Last updated: 5 May 2012.
Source: []
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Scores Overview[edit]

Opposition Home Score Away Score Double
Accrington Stanley 5-1 1-2 6-3
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 3-2 4-2
Aldershot Town 0-1 0-1 0-2
Barnet 0-2 0-2 0-4
Bradford City 2-1 2-2 4-3
Burton Albion 7-1 1-2 8-3
Cheltenham Town 1-3 2-0 3-3
Crawley Town 0-0 1-4 1-4
Crewe Alexandra 2-5 0-3 2-8
Dagenham & Redbridge 2-0 0-4 2-4
Gillingham 2-2 1-4 3-6
Hereford United 0-0 2-1 2-1
Macclesfield Town 0-0 0-0 0-0
Morecambe 2-1 3-2 5-3
Northampton Town 2-1 2-3 4-4
Oxford United 0-0 0-3 0-3
Plymouth Argyle 2-3 1-1 3-4
Port Vale 0-3 0-1 0-4
Rotherham United 5-2 1-0 6-2
Shrewsbury Town 1-0 0-1 1-1
Southend United 1-0 1-1 2-1
Swindon Town 1-1 0-0 1-1
Torquay United 1-2 2-2 3-4

Matches[edit]

      Won       Drawn       Lost       Postponed

League Two[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]
October[edit]
November[edit]
December[edit]
January[edit]
February[edit]
March[edit]
April[edit]
May[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Pre-Season Friendlies[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Name From Fee
6 June 2011 England Scott Bevan England Torquay United Free
6 June 2011 England Matt Gill England Norwich City Free
7 June 2011 England Craig Stanley England Morecambe Free
15 June 2011 England Adam Virgo England Yeovil Town Free
16 June 2011 England Matt Harrold England Shrewsbury Town Undisclosed
16 June 2011 England Lee Brown England QPR Free
18 June 2011 The Gambia Mustapha Carayol England Lincoln City Undisclosed
23 June 2011 Northern Ireland Michael Smith Northern Ireland Ballymena United
29 June 2011 England Lance Cronin England Gillingham Free
29 June 2011 England Scott McGleish England Leyton Orient Free
4 July 2011 England Chris Zebroski England Torquay United Undisclosed
6 July 2011 England Joe Anyinsah England Charlton Athletic Free
11 July 2011 Republic of Ireland Cian Bolger England Leicester City Loan
11 July 2011 Wales Kayne McLaggon England Salisbury City Free
19 July 2011 England Michael Boateng England Carshalton Athletic Free
26 August 2011 England Danny Woodards England Milton Keynes Dons Free
23 September 2011 England Oliver Norburn England Leicester City Loan
7 October 2011 England Scott Rendell England Wycombe Wanderers Loan
9 November 2011 England Andy Dorman England Crystal Palace Loan
1 January 2012 Australia Aaron Downes England Chesterfield F.C. Loan
1 January 2012 England Michael Poke England Brighton & Hove Albion Loan
30 January 2012 Northern Ireland Matthew Lund England Stoke City Loan
31 January 2012 Scotland Jim Paterson Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers Free
9 February 2012 England Tom Parkes England Leicester City Loan

Out[edit]

Date Name To Fee
20 May 2011 England Will Hoskins England Brighton & Hove Albion Undisclosed
11 June 2011 England Danny Coles England Exeter City Free
29 June 2011 England Dominic Blizzard England Yeovil Town Free
30 June 2011 England Carl Regan England Shrewsbury Town Free
29 June 2011 England Darryl Duffy England Cheltenham Town Free
30 June 2011 Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes England Notts County Free
30 June 2011 England Mike Green England Eastleigh Free
30 June 2011 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Paul Kalala England Southend United Free
30 June 2011 Wales Gavin Williams England Yeovil Town Free
30 June 2011 England Jerel Ifil England Kettering Town Free
30 June 2011 England Harry Pell England Hereford United Free
30 June 2011 England Ashley Bowle Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Sam Butler Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Jack Camm Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Alex Hoyle Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Robbi Maggs Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Lewis Parker Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Tyrone Rhoden Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Jordan Tillson Unattached Free
30 June 2011 England Tom Seery Unattached Free
11 August 2011 England Chris Lines England Sheffield Wednesday £50,000
31 August 2011 Wales Ben Swallow England Bath City Loan
9 September 2011 England Charlie Clough England Bath City Loan
30 September 2011 Ghana Jo Kuffour England Gillingham Loan
20 October 2011 Wales Kayne McLaggon England Tonbridge Angels Loan
20 October 2011 England Michael Boateng England Tonbridge Angels Loan
20 October 2011 England Charlie Reece England Gloucester City Loan
20 December 2011 Scotland Stuart Campbell United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Free
20 December 2011 England Michael Boateng England Sutton United Loan
12 January 2012 Ghana Jo Kuffour England Gillingham Undisclosed
30 January 2012 England Charlie Reece England Tamworth Loan
31 January 2012 Wales Ben Swallow England York City Free
17 February 2012 Wales Byron Anthony England Hereford United Loan
20 February 2012 England Lance Cronin England Ebbsfleet United Loan
1 March 2012 England Scott McGleish England Barnet Loan

Awards[edit]

End of Season Awards Winner[73]
Supporters Club Player of the Year Danny Woodards
Young Player of the Year Eliot Richards
Alan Lacock Youth Team Player of the Year Mitch Harding
Goal of the Season Mustapha Carayol vs Burton Albion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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