|6 – Tom Parkes|
|Full name||Thomas Peter Parkes|
|Rovers apps (goals)a||62 (1)|
|Date of birth||15 January 1992|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|9 February 2012 from Leicester City (loan)|
|21 August 2012 from Leicester City|
|6 May 2012 to join Leicester City|
|a League appearances and goals only|
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 4/10/2013
Tom Parkes is a defender who initially joined Rovers on a month-long loan deal from Leicester City in February 2012. He was brought in to fill a hole in an injury-ravaged defensive line and to play alongside his fellow on-loan Leicester teammate Cian Bolger in a very young central defensive pairing. Despite their tender years, manager Mark McGhee was happy playing the pair together as they had both come though The Foxes' youth system and had been competing alongside each other for several years.
He was thrown straight into the starting lineup upon his arrival, and remained in the eleven throughout his initial month-long spell. Leicester agreed to the loan being extended to the end of the 2011–12 season and he continued to put in a number solid performances, making 14 appearances in all by the time he left the club in the summer.
Such was the impression that he made on McGhee, he was brought to The Gas permanently shortly after the start of the 2012–13 season. He was brought in on a short-term loan at the beginning of the deal so that he could play while his medical was still pending.
As mentioned above, Tom is a product of the Leicester youth academy, where he graduated alongside Cian Bolger. On joining Rovers he had yet to make a competitive appearance for The Foxes, but had some experience of senior football thanks to a loan spell with Yeovil Town and three separate periods at Burton Albion.
|2009–10||→Burton Albion (loan)||22||1|
|2010–11||→Yeovil Town (loan)||1||0|
|2010–11||→Burton Albion (loan)||5||0|
|2011–12||→Burton Albion (loan)||4||0|
|2011–12||→Bristol Rovers (loan)||14||0|
Record against RoversEdit
Tom has never played in a competitive first team fixture against Bristol Rovers.