Steve Mildenhall
Full nameStephen Mildenhall
NationalityEng England
Rovers apps (goals)a30 (0)
Date of birth13 May 1979
in Swindon
Height6 ft 4 in
1 January 2013 from Millwall (loan)
1 July 2013 from Millwall
28 April 2013 to join Millwall
Senior clubs
Swindon Town
Gloucester City
Worcester City
Salisbury City

Notts County
Oldham Athletic
Grimsby Town
Yeovil Town
Southend United
Scunthorpe United
Bristol Rovers
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 4/10/2013

Goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall joined Rovers on loan from Millwall on new year's day 2013 on a loan deal that lasted until the end of the 2012–13 season. He was drafted in due to an injury to the club's senior goalkeeper, Scott Bevan, causing him to miss the entire season.

Mildenhall followed in the footsteps of Sam Walker and Neil Etheridge, who had both been brought in on loan earlier in the season to cover for Bevan. The arrival of Mildenhall brought about in immediate improvement in the club's woeful defensive record, with the team conceding just ten goals in the thirteen games after his arrival, compared with 31 goals conceded in the thirteen matches immediately before he arrived.

By the time his loan expired at the end of the season he had made 22 appearances, all of which were in League Two.


Steve began his career with his home town club, Swindon Town, joining the professional ranks at the beginning of the 1995–96 season. He didn't make any first team appearances in his first year as a professional, and had to wait until the following season when he was loaned out to Gloucester City to make his debut in senior football, in a 2–1 win over Crawley Town on 9 November 1996.

He played a total of eight games for The Tigers, seven in in the Southern League (then known as the Beazer Homes League) and one in the Southern League Cup, returning to his parent club in towards the end of December 1996. The following month he made his Football League debut for Swindon, remarkably coming on as a substitute outfield player, replacing midfielder Kevin Watson against Tranmere Rovers on 10 January 1997.

He went on to have loan spells at Worcester City and Salisbury City (x3) before finally starting to establish himself as a Football League-quality 'keeper. After playing in exactly half of The Robins' league games in the 2000–01 season he was signed by Notts County, who paid a £150,000 transfer fee for his services.

He made 76 league appearances in just over three years with The Magpies, before signing for Oldham Athletic in December 2004, but a broken finger restricted his opportunities and he left the following summer having made just six appearances. Next up was a year with Grimsby Town, where he was an ever-present in the side during the 2005–06 season, before spending two years with Yeovil Town, where he made a total of 75 league appearances.

Southend United gave Steve a three-year contract in the summer of 2008, but the deal was cancelled by mutual consent a year early, enabling him to join Millwall in 2010. After making just ten league and five cup appearances in two years with The Lions, he was loaned out firstly to Scunthorpe United and then to Bristol Rovers during the 2012–13 season.

Career statsEdit

1995–96Swindon Town 00
1996–97Swindon Town 10
1996–97Gloucester City (loan)70
1996–97Worcester City (loan)??
1996–97Salisbury City (loan)??
1997–98Swindon Town 40
1997–98Salisbury City (loan)??
1998–99Swindon Town 00
1999–00Swindon Town 50
1999–00Salisbury City (loan)??
2000–01Swindon Town 230
2001–02Notts County 260
2002–03Notts County 210
2003–04Notts County 280
2004–05Notts County 10
2004–05Oldham Athletic 60
2005–06Grimsby Town 460
2006–07Yeovil Town 460
2007–08Yeovil Town 290
2008–09Southend United 340
2009–10Southend United 440
2010–11Millwall 00
2011–12Millwall 100
2012–13Millwall 00
2012–13Scunthorpe United (loan)90
2012–13Bristol Rovers (loan)220

Record against RoversEdit

Steve has played against Rovers seven times in his career, once for Swindon Town, three times for Grimsby Town and three times for Southend United. He was on the winning side for three of those games, lost three times and drew once.

24 March 2001Swindon TownMemorial Stadium0–0
9 August 2005Grimsby TownMemorial Stadium2–1 to Grimsby
5 November 2005Grimsby TownBlundell Park2–1 to RoversFA Cup first round
10 December 2005Grimsby TownBlundell Park1–0 to Rovers
31 January 2009Southend UnitedRoots Hall1–0 to Southend
17 October 2009Southend UnitedRoots Hall2–1 to Southend
27 March 2010Southend UnitedMemorial Stadium4–3 to Rovers