Squad numbers

The number 48 was not generally used in English league football until the introduction of squad numbers into the club game. This was initially done by the Premier League in 1993, followed by the Football League in 1999.

An unusually high number for a football team, it has only been used by a single player, Daniel Jones, who was brought in on loan from Wolves in February 2010. The reason for its use was that The Gas had a large squad during the 2009–10 season, and a number of under-18 players were also assigned squad numbers that year, so 48 was actually the lowest number available when Jones joined the club.

N.B. stats last updated at the end of the 2012–13 season.

Players who have worn shirt number 48
2010Daniel JonesEng EnglandDef17 (0)0
Total17 (0)0
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.

a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 48.

  • Number of league games played from the start of the 1999–00 season and the end of 2012–13: 644
  • Number of appearances by players wearing number 48: 17
  • Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 48: 2.6%

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