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League One during the 2010–11 season

The 2010–11 season was the 128th season of football played by Bristol Rovers, and their 84th in the Football League. The team spent it in League One, the third level of English football, but a disappointing season saw the team relegated to League Two at the end of the campaign.

The club got through four managers over the course of the year, starting with long-term boss Paul Trollope, who was sacked just before Christmas. Assistant manager Darren Patterson was appointed as caretaker boss over the Christmas and new year period, until Dave Penney was taken on as the new permanent manager in January. After winning just two out of thirteen games and having conceded that relegation was an inevitability, Penney was sacked in March, making him Rovers' second shortest-serving manager ever after Martin Dobson. The season ended with senior player Stuart Campbell in temporary charge.

Campbell was unable to save the club from relegation, and despite expressing an interest in remaining in the hot seat the board of the football club decided that he should take a more junior role in the management team.



For more details, see 2010–11 pre-season.
14 JulyBath CityAway0–21067
17 JulyGreenock MortonAway3–11037Hughes (pen), Kuffour (2)
20 JulyPartick ThistleAway2–0936Brown, Richards
24 JulyWest Bromwich AlbionHome0–1
28 JulyCheltenham TownAway0–01012
3 AugustStoke CityHome1–2 Blizzard

Competitive matchesEdit

DateCompetitionOpponentVenueResultAttendanceScorersLeague Pos
7 AugustLeague OnePeterborough UnitedAway0–37,113 23rd
10 AugustLeague CupOxford UnitedAway1–65,008Lines
14 AugustLeague OneYeovil TownHome2–16,438Kuffour, Anthony13th
21 AugustLeague OneExeter CityAway2–27,401Kuffour, Hoskins13th
28 AugustLeague OneSouthamptonHome0–48,226 19th
4 SeptemberLeague OneOldham AthleticAway1–14,039Hoskins17th
11 SeptemberLeague OneBrentfordHome0–05,609 17th
18 SeptemberLeague OneDagenham & RedbridgeAway3–02,287Hughes (3, 1 pen)15th
25 SeptemberLeague OneNotts CountyHome2–15,962Hoskins (2)13th
28 SeptemberLeague OneTranmere RoversHome0–15,589 15th
2 OctoberLeague OneHuddersfield TownAway1–012,344Hoskins9th
5 OctoberLeague TrophyAldershot TownHome1–04,050Hoskins
11 OctoberLeague OneSwindon TownAway1–29,065Hughes (pen)15th
16 OctoberLeague OneRochdaleHome2–15,872Hughes (pen), Lines9th
23 OctoberLeague OneHartlepool UnitedAway2–22,792Kuffour, Anthony12th
30 OctoberLeague OneCarlisle UnitedHome1–16,144Lines12th
2 NovemberLeague OnePlymouth ArgyleAway1–37,413Hoskins12th
6 NovemberFA CupDarlingtonAway1–21,602Hoskins
9 NovemberLeague TrophyWycombe WanderersAway6–31,591Kuffour (3), Lines, Hughes (pen), Swallow
13 NovemberLeague OneLeyton OrientHome0–35,541 15th
20 NovemberLeague OneBrighton & Hove AlbionAway2–27,407Anthony, Painter (og)16th
23 NovemberLeague OneCharlton AthleticAway1–113,468Brown16th
30 NovemberLeague TrophyExeter CityHomeMatch postponed – pitch frozen
4 DecemberLeague OneAFC BournemouthHomeMatch postponed – pitch frozen
7 DecemberLeague TrophyExeter CityHomeMatch postponed – pitch frozen
11 DecemberLeague OneSheffield WednesdayAway2–619,242Hoskins (2)21st
14 DecemberLeague TrophyExeter CityHome2–23,881Hoskins, Swallow
18 DecemberLeague OneColchester UnitedHomeMatch postponed – snow
26 DecemberLeague OneWalsallHomeMatch postponed – pitch frozen
28 DecemberLeague OneRochdaleAwayMatch postponed – pitch frozen
1 JanuaryLeague OneMilton Keynes DonsAway0–27,185 21st
4 JanuaryLeague OnePlymouth ArgyleHome2–35,943Hoskins (2)21st
11 JanuaryLeague OneWalsallHome2–25,369Hoskins, Kuffour22nd
15 JanuaryLeague OneCarlisle UnitedAway0–44,229 22nd
18 JanuaryLeague OneHartlepool UnitedHome0–05,285 22nd
22 JanuaryLeague OneSwindon TownHome3–16,972Hoskins, Kuffour, Hughes21st
29 JanuaryLeague OneWalsallAway1–64,023Hughes22nd
2 FebruaryLeague OneMilton Keynes DonsHome1–24,829Hughes (pen)22nd
5 FebruaryLeague OneBrighton & Hove AlbionHome2–46,683Hoskins (2)23rd
8 FebruaryLeague OneRochdaleAway1–32,372Hoskins23rd
12 FebruaryLeague OneLeyton OrientAway1–44,913Chorley (og)24th
15 FebruaryLeague OneAFC BournemouthHomeMatch postponed – waterlogged pitch
19 FebruaryLeague OneOldham AthleticHome1–05,379Howe23rd
26 FebruaryLeague OneBrentfordAway0–15,944 22nd
1 MarchLeague OneColchester UnitedHome0–15,181 22nd
5 MarchLeague OneDagenham & RedbridgeHome0–25,716 23rd
8 MarchLeague OneTranmere RoversAway1–04,110Lines22nd
12 MarchLeague OneHuddersfield TownHome0–17,380 23rd
19 MarchLeague OneNotts CountyAway1–05,691Hoskins22nd
25 MarchLeague OnePeterborough UnitedHome2–26,589Kuffour, Hughes22nd
2 AprilLeague OneYeovil TownAway1–06,281Williams22nd
5 AprilLeague OneAFC BournemouthHome1–06,691Hughes (pen)19th
9 AprilLeague OneExeter CityHome0–27,500 20th
16 AprilLeague OneSouthamptonAway0–123,647 21st
23 AprilLeague OneCharlton AthleticHome2–26,586Brown, Williams22nd
25 AprilLeague OneAFC BournemouthAway1–27,869Brown22nd
30 AprilLeague OneSheffield WednesdayHome1–18,340Hoskins (pen)22nd
7 MayLeague OneColchester UnitedAway1–24,759Richards22nd


No Nat Name Pos League FA Cup Carling Cup JP Trophy Total
Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1DenMikkel AndersenGK190000030220
1EngLuke DanielsGK9000000090
2EngCarl ReganDef200101030250
3EngGary SawyerDef370101030420
4EngChris LinesMid423101121465
5EngDanny ColesDef370100030410
6EngJames TunnicliffeDef250001010270
7ScoStuart CampbellMid370001030410
8EngWill HoskinsFwd43171110224720
9EngJohn AkindeFwd140100030180
9EngRene HoweFwd121000000121
10ScoDarryl DuffyFwd3000000030
11NirJeff HughesDef/Mid42101010214611
13EngMike GreenGK2010100040
14EngWayne BrownMid243100020273
15WalByron AnthonyDef373101030423
16EngDominic BlizzardMid5000101070
17EngJo KuffourFwd426101023469
18WalEliot RichardsFwd131100030171
19EngMark WrightMid0000000000
19IrlCian BolgerDef6000000060
19BerReggie LambeMid7000000070
20EngCharlie ReeceMid140101020180
21EngCharlie CloughMid2000000020
22EngHarry PellMid100000000100
23WalBen SwallowFwd170101022212
24EngOllie ClarkeMid1000000010
25EngGeorge BoothMid0000000000
26EngMark CooperDef0000000000
27EngJack McKennaMid0000000000
28EngLamar PowellFwd1000000010
29EngDarren JefferiesMid0000000000
31ScoDavid McCrackenDef100000000100
33IrlScott DaviesMid7000000070
34CodJean-Paul KalalaMid110000000110
35WalGavin WilliamsMid192000000192
36IrlConrad LoganGK160000000160
37EngDanny SendaDef150000000150
38EngJerel IfilDef3000000030
42WalEllis HarrisonFwd1000000010

Match lineupsEdit

Started gameSub-off Subbed on
Included on benchSub-on Subbed off
Played no part in matchYellow Booked
Player was not with Bristol Rovers for this gameRed Sent off
Ball ScoredRed ball Scored an own goal
NoNatPlayerLeague game
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
1DenMikkel Andersen Yellow
1EngLuke Daniels
2EngCarl Regan Yellow YellowSub-off Red Yellow Sub-offYellowSub-offSub-on Sub-on on loan at Notts County
3EngGary Sawyer YellowRed Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow YellowSub-off Yellow Sub-off YellowYellow Yellow Yellow Sub-off Sub-off
4EngChris Lines Sub-on Yellow YellowYellow YellowYellowBall BallYellow Sub-off Yellow Yellow BallYellowYellow Yellow
5EngDanny Coles YellowYellowYellow YellowRed Sub-off Red Sub-off YellowYellowYellow YellowSub-off YellowSub-off
6EngJames Tunnicliffe Sub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-off
7ScoStuart Campbell YellowSub-off YellowSub-offSub-off YellowYellow Yellow Sub-off YellowSub-off Sub-offSub-off YellowSub-off Sub-off
8EngWill Hoskins BallSub-off Ball Sub-offYellowSub-off BallBallSub-off YellowBall Sub-off Ball Sub-onSub-onBallBall BallBallBall Ball BallBallBall Sub-offSub-off BallSub-off Sub-off Sub-offBallSub-off
9EngJohn Akinde Sub-onYellowYellow Sub-off Sub-offSub-offSub-onSub-onSub-on Sub-offYellowSub-offSub-offSub-on
9EngRene Howe Sub-on Sub-off Ball Sub-off Sub-on Sub-onSub-onSub-on
10ScoDarryl Duffy Sub-on Sub-onSub-on on loan at Hibernian
11NirJeff Hughes Sub-off Yellow BallBallBall YellowBallBallSub-offYellow Red ballYellowSub-offSub-on BallYellowBallBall Sub-on Ball YellowBall Sub-off
13EngMike Green Yellow
14EngWayne Brown Sub-offYellowSub-offSub-off Sub-onSub-onSub-onSub-on Sub-on Sub-onSub-on Sub-onSub-offSub-off Sub-off Sub-off Sub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-onBallBallSub-off Sub-off
15WalByron Anthony BallYellow Yellow Red ballBall YellowBallYellow YellowYellow Sub-on Yellow Red ball YellowSub-off Yellow
16EngDominic Blizzard Yellow Sub-off Sub-onSub-on on loan at Port Vale
17EngJo Kuffour BallBall Sub-off Sub-offBallSub-off Sub-off Sub-onSub-onBallSub-off BallSub-offSub-onSub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-onSub-onBallSub-off Sub-off
18EngEliot Richards Sub-on Sub-onSub-on Sub-on Sub-off Sub-on Sub-onSub-onSub-onYellowSub-on Sub-on Sub-onBall
19EngMark Wright on loan at Shrewsbury Town
19IrlCian Bolger Sub-onYellowRed ballYellowRed Sub-on
19BerReggie Lambe Sub-on Sub-onSub-offSub-onSub-onSub-on
20EngCharlie Reece Sub-onSub-onSub-off Sub-onSub-offSub-off Sub-off Sub-onSub-offSub-on Sub-on Sub-on Sub-offSub-on
21EngCharlie Clough on loan at Newport on loan at Weymouthon loan at Bath CitySub-on
22EngHarry Pell Sub-on on loan at HerefordSub-onSub-offSub-offYellowSub-offSub-offSub-on YellowSub-off Sub-off
23WalBen Swallow Sub-on Sub-on Sub-onSub-offYellowSub-off Sub-offSub-off Sub-off Sub-on Sub-onSub-off Sub-on
24EngOllie Clarke on loan at Gloucester on loan at Mangotsfield United Sub-on
25EngGeorge Booth on loan at Longwell G
26EngMark Cooper on loan at Frome T
27EngJack McKenna on loan at Chippenham Town
28EngLamar Powell Sub-on
29EngDarren Jefferies
31ScoDavid McCracken Sub-off Sub-on Sub-onSub-onSub-on Sub-onRed
33IrlScott Davies Sub-on Sub-offSub-offSub-on Sub-on
34CodJean-Paul Kalala Sub-offYellowYellow Sub-on
35WalGavin Williams Sub-onYellowYellowSub-offSub-offSub-offSub-off Sub-offSub-offSub-offSub-off Sub-onBall YellowBall Sub-off
36IrlConrad Logan Yellow Yellow
37EngDanny Senda Sub-offYellow Yellow Sub-off Yellow
38EngJerel Ifil Red
42EngEllis Harrison Sub-on



Will Hoskins17320
Jeff Hughes10111
Jo Kuffour639
Chris Lines325
Byron Anthony303
Wayne Brown303
Ben Swallow022
Gavin Williams202
Rene Howe101
Eliot Richards101
Own goals by opposition202
  • There have also been five own goals scored by Bristol Rovers players. Jeff Hughes netted at the wrong end away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the league, Cian Bolger did it in the home game against the same team, and Byron Anthony has managed to score three own goals–two in the league and one in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.


Only bookings received while playing for Bristol Rovers are included in this list. Cautions received while out on loan, prior to joining or after leaving The Gas are not given.

Danny ColesRedRedYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Gary SawyerRedYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Carl ReganRedYellowYellowYellowYellow
Cian BolgerRedYellowYellow
Jerel IfilRed
David McCrackenRed
Chris Lines YellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Byron Anthony YellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Stuart Campbell YellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Jeff Hughes YellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
John Akinde YellowYellowYellow
Will Hoskins YellowYellowYellow
Danny Senda YellowYellowYellow
Gavin Williams YellowYellowYellow
Wayne Brown YellowYellow
Jean-Paul Kalala YellowYellow
Conrad Logan YellowYellow
Harry Pell YellowYellow
Mikkel Andersen Yellow
Dominic Blizzard Yellow
Mike Green Yellow
Eliot Richards Yellow
Ben Swallow Yellow
James Tunnicliffe Yellow

Team kitEdit


Bristol Rovers team kit for the 2010-11 season. Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.


Bristol Rovers team kit for the 2010-11 season. Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.

As with the previous season, the club held a draw to decide who the new home and away shirt sponsors should be. Errea continued to supply the kits, and the winners of the draw were Smart Computers, whose name appears on the home kit and Stalbridge Linen who appear on the away kit.

In addition to the main short sponsors, John Lewis Cribbs Causeway agreed a deal with the club for their logo to appear on the players' shorts.

The design of the away kit was changed from the previous season's yellow shirts and green shorts to a quartered design, featuring yellow and black segments with black shorts and yellow socks. The traditional blue and white quarters were retained for the home kit.


The Bristol Rovers supporters club held their annual awards dinner at the end of the season, where they handed out trophies for Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, Goal of the Year and Clubman of the Year. In spite of the poor season on the field the event was very well attended.

  • Player of the Year: Stuart Campbell picked up this trophy for the second year running and the third time in four years.
  • Young Player of the Year: Harry Pell was an almost permanent fixture on the bench for the early part of the season, but things didn't really kick off for him until he went out on loan to Hereford United midway though the year. After returning to Bristol in March he went on to play some part in most of The Pirates' remaining games, although only stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes once.
  • Youth Player of the Year: Darren Jefferies picked up the award for his performances in the club's youth set-up. He was awarded a professional contract in October, which he signed on his 17th birthday, and was also included on the first team bench three times, though did not make it onto the field of play.
  • Goal of the Season: The Jane Browne Memorial Trophy for goal of the season was awarded to Ben Swallow for his strike against Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
  • Clubman of the Year: This went to programme editor Keith Brookman after The Pirate won yet another award for best programme in the division. Keith was also regular co-commentator on Radio Bristol's match commentary of Rovers' games.

The full announcement of the 2010–11 award winners can be seen on the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club website by following this link:


Players inEdit

1 JulyWayne BrownEng EnglandFulham2 yearsFree
1 JulyWill HoskinsEng EnglandWatford2 yearsFree
1 JulyHarry PellEng EnglandCharlton Athletic1 yearFree
1 JulyGary SawyerEng EnglandPlymouth Argyle Free
15 JulyJames TunnicliffeEng EnglandBrighton & Hove Albion1 yearLoan
19 JulyLuke DanielsEng EnglandWest Bromwich Albion1 year aLoan
2 AugustMikkel AndersenDen DenmarkReading5 months bLoan
27 AugustJohn AkindeEng EnglandBristol City4 monthsLoan
5 JanuaryLuke DanielsEng EnglandWest Bromwich Albion4 months aLoan
17 JanuaryCian BolgerIrl Republic of IrelandLeicester City2 monthsLoan
18 JanuaryDavid McCrackenSco ScotlandBrentford4 monthsLoan
28 JanuaryScott DaviesIrl Republic of IrelandReading1 monthLoan
28 JanuaryRene HoweEng EnglandPeterborough United3 monthsLoan
31 JanuaryJean-Paul KalalaCod Democratic Republic of CongoYeovil Town5 months
1 FebruaryGavin WilliamsWal WalesBristol City5 monthsFree
18 FebruaryConrad LoganIrl Republic of IrelandLeicester City3 monthsLoan
18 FebruaryDanny SendaEng EnglandFree agentNon-contractFree
24 FebruaryJerel IfilEng EnglandFree agentNon-contractFree
24 MarchReggie LambeBer BermudaIpswich Town2 monthsLoan

a Luke Daniels had his loan period cancelled before the start of the season due to injury. He later returned to the club for the last 4 months of the campaign.
b Mikkel Andersen's loan was initially for one month, later extended for a further four.

Players outEdit

16 JulyMark WrightEng EnglandShrewsbury Town4 monthsLoan
30 AugustDarryl DuffySco ScotlandHibernian10 monthsLoan
10 SeptemberOllie ClarkeEng EnglandGloucester City1 monthLoan
28 SeptemberCharlie CloughEng EnglandNewport County2 monthsLoan
24 DecemberOllie ClarkeEng EnglandMangotsfield United1 monthLoan
30 DecemberMark CooperEng EnglandFrome Town1 monthLoan
1 JanuaryJack McKennaEng EnglandChippenham Town2 monthsLoan
1 JanuaryGeorge BoothEng EnglandLongwell Green Sports1 monthLoan
7 JanuaryMark WrightEng EnglandShrewsbury Town2½ yearsUndisclosed
28 JanuaryCharlie CloughEng EnglandWeymouth1 monthLoan
31 JanuaryHarry PellEng EnglandHereford United2 monthsLoan
23 FebruaryCarl ReganEng EnglandNotts County1 monthLoan
28 FebruaryCharlie CloughEng EnglandBath City2 monthsLoan
18 MarchDominic BlizzardEng EnglandPort Vale2 monthsLoan
1 AprilGeorge BoothEng EnglandWeston-super-Mare Released
1 AprilMark CooperEng EnglandFrome Town Released
1 AprilJack McKennaEng EnglandFrome Town Released
20 MayWill HoskinsEng EnglandBrighton & Hove Albion2 yearsUndisclosed
11 JuneDanny ColesEng EnglandExeter City Free
29 JuneDominic BlizzardEng EnglandYeovil Town1 yearReleased
30 JuneDarryl DuffySco ScotlandCheltenham Town2 yearsReleased
30 JuneMike GreenEng EnglandEastleighNon-contractReleased
30 JuneJeff HughesNir Northern IrelandNotts County2 yearsReleased
30 JuneJerel IfilEng EnglandKettering Town2 yearsReleased
30 JuneJean-Paul KalalaCod Democratic Republic of CongoSouthend United1 yearReleased
30 JuneHarry PellEng EnglandHereford United2 yearsRejected
30 JuneCarl ReganEng EnglandShrewsbury Town1 yearReleased
30 JuneDanny SendaEng EnglandBarnet1 yearReleased
30 JuneGavin WilliamsWal WalesYeovil TownUndisclosedReleased

The club also opted not to retain the services of youth team players Ashley Bowle, Sam Butler, Jack Camm, Alex Hoyle, Robbi Maggs, Lewis Parker, Tyrone Rhoden, Tom Seery and Jordan Tillson.

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