Getting to know Bristol Rovers...
With fixture release day (Wednesday 22nd June) just days away, we’re bringing you the lowdown on each of our new opponents in the build-up to the most anticipated day of the close season.
Next up is Bristol Rovers, who were promoted to League One after securing back-to-back promotions.
Name: Bristol Rovers
Nickname: The Gas/ The Pirates
Stadium: The Memorial Stadium
Distance from Spotland (round trip): 363.4 miles
Manager: Darrell Clarke (Appointed in March 2014 after 9 months as Assistant Manager)
2015-16 League finish: 3rd in League Two. They were promoted to League One after securing automatic promotion. It was their second promotion in as many seasons after winning promotion from the Conference in 2014-15.
2015-16 top scorer: Matt Taylor, 27 goals
Last league meeting: April 21st 2014 – Bristol Rovers 1-2 Rochdale (Bunney & Lund). You can watch the highlights on the club’s YouTube channel HERE.