Inside Bristol Rovers

OUR regular look at the opposing team, as Argyle travel to Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup on Sunday.

FA Cup Second Round
Bristol Rovers v Argyle
Memorial Stadium
Sunday, December 2, 2019

Match Referee
Will Finnie

Bristol Rovers Football Club
The Memorial Stadium
Filton Avenue
0117 9096648

League Position
9th in Sky Bet League One

Last Five Results
Saturday, November 23
Sky Bet League One
Shrewsbury Town 3
Laurent 37, 67, Norburn 62
Bristol Rovers 4
Craig 11, Clarke 27, Sercombe 47, Ogogo 87

Tuesday, November 19
FA Cup First Round Replay
Bromley 0
Bristol Rovers 1
Clarke-Harris 3

Wednesday, November 13
Leasing,com Trophy
Bristol Rovers 1
Little 73
Swindon Town 0

Sunday, November 10
FA Cup First Round
Bristol Rovers 1
Leahy 78
Bromley 1
Bush 83

Saturday, November 2
Sky Bet League One
Rochdale 1
Camps 43
Bristol Rovers 2
Adeboyejo 8, O’Connell OG 11

Next Game
Wednesday, December 4 Trophy Second Round
Bristol Rovers v Leyton Orient

Leading Scorer
Jonson Clarke-Harris 9

Last Argyle Visit
September 8, 2018
Sky Bet League One
Bristol Rovers 0
Argyle 0

Manager – Graham Coughlan
Rovers’ manager Graham Coughlan is a familiar face to the Green Army. Back in 2001, Coughlan signed for Argyle where he stayed for four years and made 177 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring 25 goals.

During his time here, Cocko was a vital player in the heart of the defence, who assisted Argyle in winning two Football League divisional championships between the years of 2002 and 2004, before joining Sheffield Wednesday in 2005.

He then joined Burnley on loan before signing for Rotherham in 2007, Shrewsbury in 2008 and Southend in 2010, ending his playing career in 2013. The Irishman went on to become a defensive coach at Bristol Rovers in 2018 before taking the caretaker manager role following the departure of Darrell Clarke and Marcus Stewart. Coughlan became the permanent manager in January 2019.

Pre-Match View
“The club hasn’t been in the third round for a while, so it’ll be a massive bonus if we can. It’ll be a tough game against Plymouth who have been in good form and are at the top end of that division, so we’re looking forward to it and it’s an opportunity to progress.

“They play good football, they’ll be competitive, they’ll be looking to progress as well as us.” - Kevin Maher, Bristol Rovers first-team coach.