8Matt Gill
Full nameMatthew James Gill
NationalityEng England
Rovers apps (goals)a45 (0)
Date of birth8 November 1980 (Age 36)
in Cambridge
Height5 ft 11 in
1 July 2011 from Norwich City

Senior clubs
Peterborough United
Notts County
Exeter City
Norwich City
Peterborough United

Bristol Rovers
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 6/09/2013

Matt Gill joined Rovers as part of a massive overhaul of the club's playing and coaching staff in the summer of 2011. He is a midfielder who signed for The Pirates after being released by Norwich City at the end of the 2010–11 campaign, and was appointed club captain in time for the start of his first season in Bristol.


Matt started out as a trainee at Peterborough United, and was promoted into their senior squad during the 1997–98 season. He went on to make 151 league appearances for The Posh, where he remained until 2004, and then played 57 times in the league for Notts County between 2004 and 2006.

In 2006 he dropped out of the Football League to play for then-Conference side Exeter City, where he played alongside his future manager, Paul Buckle. He twice reached the Conference play-off final with The Grecians, losing to Morcambe in 2007 before defeating Cambridge United in 2008, a victory made even more sweet by the fact they beat local rivals Torquay United in the semi-finals. After a further year with Exeter in League Two Matt was signed by Norwich City in 2009, though the move proved to be less than successful. He made just twelve league appearances for the Norfolk club in two years, and was loaned out to Peterborough United and Walsall during the 2010–11 season before being released in the summer of 2011, whereupon he was signed for Rovers by Paul Buckle.

Career statsEdit

1997–98Peterborough United 20
1998–99Peterborough United 260
1999–00Peterborough United 201
2000–01Peterborough United 171
2001–02Peterborough United 122
2002–03Peterborough United 411
2003–04Peterborough United 330
2004–05Notts County 430
2005–06Notts County 140
2005–06Exeter City 161
2006–07Exeter City 461
2007–08Exeter City 433
2008–09Exeter City 439
2009–10Norwich City 80
2010–11Norwich City 40
2010–11Peterborough United (loan)40
2010–11Walsall (loan)82
2011–12Bristol Rovers 330
2012–13Bristol Rovers 110

Record against RoversEdit

Matt has played against Bristol Rovers four times in his career, three times for Notts County and once for Norwich City. He was on the winning side for two of those games and lost twice.

14 August 2004Notts CountyMemorial Stadium2–1 to RoversDavid Pipe also played for County
26 March 2005Notts CountyMeadow Lane2–1 to Rovers
27 August 2005Notts CountyMeadow Lane2–0 to Notts CountyDavid Pipe also played for County
1 May 2010Norwich CityMemorial Stadium3–0 to NorwichFraser Forster also played for Norwich

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