The number 15 was not generally used the Football League until the number of substitutes permitted to be named in matches was increased from two to three in the mid-1990s. Even then it was only used when clubs didn't use the number 13 for superstitious reasons and it didn't become a regular fixture until the introduction of squad numbers by the Football League in 1999.
N.B. stats last updated on 23 April 2012.
|1999||Marcus Andreasson||Sweden||Def||1 (0)||0|
|2000–2002||Vitālijs Astafjevs||Latvia||Mid||61 (15)||8|
|2002–2004||Simon Bryant||England||Mid||21 (13)||1|
|2004–2005||Dave Savage||Republic of Ireland||Mid||21 (6)||1|
|2006–2012||Byron Anthony||Wales||Def||155 (8)||7|
- N.B. Nationality is defined as the country represented by a player at any level of international football, or their country of birth if they have never played internationally.The only exception to this is Marcus Andreasson, who was born in Liberia, but who holds a Swedish passport
a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 15.
- Number of league games played between the start of the 1999–00 season and 23 April 2012: 596
- Number of appearances by players wearing number 15: 301
- Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 15: 50.5%