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McGHEE RELIEVED OF DUTIES

Rovers 2-2 Aldershot

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17:55 15th December 2012

Rovers part company with the manager

Bristol Rovers have today relieved manager Mark McGhee of his duties.

The final decision came following Rovers 4-1 defeat at York City this afternoon.

Chairman Nick Higgs said: “We had hoped that the appointment of Mark McGhee would give the club some stability and long term progress, but unfortunately that has not been the case.

“We have decided that we can no longer continue with the current situation and had to make the difficult decision to part company with Mark. We decided we had to act now before it was too late.”

Mark McGhee joined Bristol Rovers in January of this year, and despite rallying Rovers to climb up the table following the departure of Paul Buckle, the manager has been unable to build on that progress, and Rovers currently find themselves in the relegation zone after struggling to assert themselves on the league.

The club will not be making any further statements until Monday when it is hoped there will be a press call to explain the next steps to take the club forward.