Bristol Rovers

Ben Garner

Manager

Ben Garner


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Bristol Rovers are managed by Ben Garner who replaced Graham Coughlan in December 2019.

Founded in 1883, Bristol Rovers made it into the Football League in 1920 and haven't dropped out of it since, but they have failed to add any major silverware to their trophy cabinet in that time.

During their history, Rovers haven't always been up-and-down the lower echelons of the Football League, but they find themselves in League One with the chance of winning a third consecutive promotion.

Rovers have reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on a few occasions, whilst in the 2000s they managed to play at both Wembley and the Millennium Stadium after they won through to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final and the League Two play-off final, with the latter being a victorious one.

Recent Form

Won
30%
Drawn
20%
Lost
50%

A mixed set of recent results has seen Bristol Rovers collect wins versus Shrewsbury Town, Northampton Town & Sunderland while suffering adverse results at Doncaster Rovers, Ipswich Town, Ipswich Town, Southend United & Shrewsbury Town. Draws against Sunderland & Walsall has seen them show mid-table form at best.

Recent Results

DateHomeScoreAway 
20 OctShrewsbury Town0 - 1Bristol Rovers
03 OctBristol Rovers2 - 0Northampton Town
26 SepDoncaster Rovers4 - 1Bristol Rovers
19 SepBristol Rovers0 - 2Ipswich Town
12 SepSunderland1 - 1Bristol Rovers
08 SepBristol Rovers2 - 2Walsall

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Ben Garner23 Dec 2019 - PresentWon: 4, Drawn: 6, Lost: 11
Graham Coughlan06 Jan 2019 - 17 Dec 2019Won: 25, Drawn: 15, Lost: 13
Darrell Clarke28 Mar 2014 - 13 Dec 2018Won: 104, Drawn: 56, Lost: 86
John Ward17 Dec 2012 - 28 Mar 2014Won: 24, Drawn: 21, Lost: 24
Mark McGhee18 Jan 2012 - 15 Dec 2012Won: 12, Drawn: 12, Lost: 21
Shaun North04 Jan 2012 - 17 Jan 2012Won: 1, Drawn: 1, Lost: 1
Paul Buckle30 May 2011 - 03 Jan 2012Won: 8, Drawn: 6, Lost: 15
Stuart Campbell06 Mar 2011 - 09 May 2011Won: 4, Drawn: 3, Lost: 5
Dave Penney10 Jan 2011 - 06 Mar 2011Won: 2, Drawn: 2, Lost: 9
Darren Patterson16 Dec 2010 - 10 Jan 2011Won: 0, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
Paul Trollope22 Sep 2005 - 15 Dec 2010Won: 106, Drawn: 71, Lost: 107
Ian Atkins26 Apr 2004 - 22 Sep 2005Won: 21, Drawn: 26, Lost: 21
Russell Osman22 Mar 2004 - 26 Apr 2004Won: 3, Drawn: 2, Lost: 1
Kevan Broadhurst22 Mar 2004 - 26 Apr 2004Won: 3, Drawn: 2, Lost: 1
Phil Bater17 Jan 2004 - 22 Mar 2004Won: 1, Drawn: 6, Lost: 5
Ray Graydon25 Apr 2002 - 16 Jan 2004Won: 22, Drawn: 22, Lost: 37
Phil Bater10 Apr 2002 - 24 Apr 2002Won: 0, Drawn: 1, Lost: 2
Garry Thompson24 Dec 2001 - 09 Apr 2002Won: 7, Drawn: 5, Lost: 12
Gerry Francis27 Jun 2001 - 24 Dec 2001Won: 9, Drawn: 10, Lost: 12
Gary Penrice29 Jan 2001 - 27 Jun 2001Won: 7, Drawn: 5, Lost: 11
Garry Thompson29 Jan 2001 - 27 Jun 2001Won: 7, Drawn: 5, Lost: 11
Ian Holloway13 May 1996 - 29 Jan 2001Won: 90, Drawn: 70, Lost: 87
John Ward01 Aug 1993 - 10 May 1996Won: 65, Drawn: 42, Lost: 48
Dennis Rofe01 Oct 1992 - 01 Nov 1992Won: 1, Drawn: 1, Lost: 4
Malcolm Allison01 Aug 1992 - 01 Mar 1993Won: 8, Drawn: 8, Lost: 20
Martin Dobson02 Jul 1991 - 04 Oct 1991Won: 1, Drawn: 1, Lost: 6
Gerry Francis01 Jul 1987 - 13 May 1991Won: 85, Drawn: 63, Lost: 58
Bobby Gould16 May 1985 - 01 Jul 1987Won: 31, Drawn: 25, Lost: 48
David Williams01 May 1983 - 10 May 1985Won: 49, Drawn: 28, Lost: 30
Bobby Gould22 Oct 1981 - 01 May 1983Won: 40, Drawn: 17, Lost: 33
Terry Cooper01 Apr 1980 - 20 Oct 1981Won: 12, Drawn: 21, Lost: 34
Harold Jarman13 Dec 1979 - 01 Apr 1980Won: 7, Drawn: 5, Lost: 7
Bobby Campbell22 Nov 1978 - 12 Dec 1979Won: 14, Drawn: 12, Lost: 25
Don Megson01 Jul 1972 - 22 Nov 1977Won: 89, Drawn: 84, Lost: 89
Bill Dodgin01 Aug 1969 - 01 Jul 1972Won: 72, Drawn: 45, Lost: 43
Fred Ford01 Apr 1968 - 01 Aug 1969Won: 24, Drawn: 14, Lost: 26
Bert Tann01 Jan 1950 - 01 Apr 1968Won: 364, Drawn: 212, Lost: 303
Brough Fletcher01 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1949Won: 79, Drawn: 48, Lost: 99
Percy Smith01 Nov 1936 - 01 Nov 1937Won: 16, Drawn: 8, Lost: 21
Albert Prince-Cox01 Nov 1930 - 31 Oct 1936Won: 108, Drawn: 62, Lost: 104
Dave McLean01 May 1929 - 31 Oct 1930Won: 16, Drawn: 13, Lost: 31
Joe Palmer01 May 1926 - 01 May 1929Won: 47, Drawn: 21, Lost: 67
Andy Wilson01 Jun 1921 - 01 May 1926Won: 69, Drawn: 58, Lost: 85
Ben Hall01 Jul 1920 - 01 May 1921Won: 17, Drawn: 7, Lost: 17

1 Trophies Won

Betting Odds Tips
League Performance
PWDLGDPts
14. Charlton Athletic4112-24
15. Northampton Town4112-34
16. Bristol Rovers4112-34
17. Rochdale4112-34
18. Oxford United3102-13
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