Craig Disley
Craig Disley
Rovers apps (gls)1:203 (25)
Date of birth:24 August 1981
Place of birth:Worksop
Height:5 ft 11 in
Date joined:26 June 2004
Joined from:Mansfield Town
Date left:30 June 2009
1 League appearances and goals only.

Craig Disley is a central midfielder who joined Rovers in the summer of 2004 from Mansfield Town. For the whole of his time with the club he wan an almost permanent fixture in the starting lineup, but he was released on expiry of his contract in the summer of 2009 in spite of missing a total of only five league games in the previous three seasons. Following his release he signed a two-year contract with Shrewsbury Town.


Prior to joining Rovers, Craig's only other professional club was Mansfield Town, who he joined as a trainee. He went on to make 158 appearances for The Stags, scoring 16 goals, before moving down to Bristol. After 5 years with The Pirates he was told that his services were no longer required, and that he was free to join another club. He was offered a two-year deal by Shrewsbury Town, but he was released again at the end of this contract in 2011 having made 42 league appearances and scored three goals.

He signed a two-year contract with Grimsby Town in 2011 and was almost ever-present for them in the league during his first season, missing just two matches.

Career statsEdit

1999–00Mansfield Town 50
2000–01Mansfield Town 240
2001–02Mansfield Town 367
2002–03Mansfield Town 424
2003–04Mansfield Town 345
2004–05Bristol Rovers 284
2005–06Bristol Rovers 428
2006–07Bristol Rovers 454
2007–08Bristol Rovers 446
2008–09Bristol Rovers 443
2009–10Shrewsbury Town 181
2010–11Shrewsbury Town 242
2011–12Grimsby Town 441
2012–13Grimsby Town 407

Record against RoversEdit

Craig has played against Rovers four times at first team level and never lost. The highlight of these games was when he scored two goals in Mansfield's 3–1 win over Rovers in 2003. He also won two other games, and drew once.

20 November 2001Mansfield TownMemorial Stadium1–0 to Mansfield
6 April 2002Mansfield TownField Mill2–0 to Mansfield
30 September 2003Mansfield TownMemorial Stadium3–1 to MansfieldScored two goals, substituted in 68th minute
12 April 2004Mansfield TownField Mill0–0Substituted in the 75th minute

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