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Rob Quinn
Nationality:Irl
Rovers apps (gls)1:79 (3)
Date of birth:8 November 1976
Place of birth:London
Height:6 ft 0 in
Position:Midfielder
Date joined:August 2002
Joined from:Oxford United
Date left:May 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Rob Quinn (full name Robert John Quinn) is a midfielder, who spent two full seasons at Rovers from summer 2002 until the end of the 2003-04 campaign. He was picked up by Rovers manager Ray Graydon on a free transfer from Oxford United, and he established himself as an almost ever-present fixture in the Pirates' side during his spell at the club.

By the time the end of his contract had come in 2004, the management at the club had changed, and Quinn did not fall into the plans of new boss Ian Atkins. He was released by the club, whereupon he joined Stevenage Borough.

Although born in England, Rob has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 and 'B' international level.

CareerEdit

Rob started out in football as a trainee with Crystal Palace, where he was teammates in their youth side with fellow future Rovers player Danny Boxall. The pair both made their first team debuts for Palace on the same day, against Norwich City in the final league game of the 1995–96 season, and Quinn remained in the side for Palace's playoff final defeat at Wembley that season.

He remained at Palace until the summer of 1998, having made 23 league appearances and scoring once, when he moved to Brentford for a transfer fee of £40,000. He was a regular in the Brentford first team for his whole time at the club, and he played a total of 109 league games for the Bees in two and a half seasons, netting twice. His next move came in January 2001, when his performances for Brentford had impressed Oxford United enough for them to pay £75,000 to sign him, but in a season and a half with Oxford he only made 29 league appearances and scored twice, and he was then brought to Rovers on a free transfer.

After leaving Rovers Rob dropped out of the football league to join Stevenage Borough, and continued playing non-league football for Gravesend & Northfleet and AFC Wimbledon, and in 2008 he signed for Welling United. After a season at Welling he signed for Cray Wanderers in 2009, before joining Sevenoaks Town in the Kent League as a player-coach in 2010.

In an interview with the Sevenoaks website, Rob stated his desire to go into coaching with a professional football club at the end of his playing career.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
1994–95Crystal Palace 00
1995–96Crystal Palace 10
1996–97Crystal Palace 211
1997–98Crystal Palace 10
1998–99Brentford 432
1999–00Brentford 440
2000–01Brentford 220
2000–01Oxford United 132
2001–02Oxford United 160
2002–03Bristol Rovers 442
2003–04Bristol Rovers 351
2004–05Stevenage Borough 301
2005–06Stevenage Borough 260
2006–07Gravesend & Northfleet 420
2007–08AFC Wimbledon 382
2008–09Welling United 421
2009–10Cray Wanderers 371
2010–11Sevenoaks Town ??


Record against RoversEdit

Rob has played against Bristol Rovers four times, and was never on the winning side in any of those games. There were two goalless draws, and he suffered 3–0 and 6–2 defeats at the hands of the Pirates.

DateClubVenueResultNotes
7 August 1999BrentfordMemorial Stadium0–0Ijah Anderson and Danny Boxall also played for Brentford in this game
4 December 1999BrentfordGriffin Park3–0 to RoversDanny Boxall also played for Brentford in this game
28 August 2000BrentfordGriffin Park6–2 to Rovers
2 February 2002Oxford UnitedKassam Stadium0–0Dave Savage also played for Oxford

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