Squad numbers

The number 3 on a football team is traditionally worn by the left-back, and since the introduction of squad numbers in 1999 Rovers have largely continued with this. The one notable exception was midfielder Mark Wright, who wore the number three during the 2009–10 season.

N.B. stats last updated on 21 October 2011.

Players who have worn shirt number 3
1999–2003Trevor ChallisEng EnglandDef99 (8)1
2003–2004Ijah AndersonEng EnglandDef37 (2)0
2004–2007Robbie RyanIrl Republic of IrelandDef53 (1)0
2007–2009Joe JacobsonWal WalesDef49 (24)1
2009–2010Mark WrightEng EnglandMid19 (5)0
2010–Gary SawyerEng EnglandDef39 (0)0
Total296 (40)2

a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 3.

  • Number of league games played between the start of the 1999–00 season and 21 October 2011: 565
  • Number of appearances by players wearing number 3: 336
  • Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 3: 59.5%

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