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FORMER PLAYERS RETURN

8 November 2012

Chance for a Q&A with former Gas stars

Former Bristol Rovers stars Devon White, Phil Purnell and Bob Bloomer will be the special guests of honour for the Bristol Rovers v Chesterfield clash at the Memorial Stadium this weekend.
 
The three Rovers favourites have been invited back to the Mem for what is part of the Bristol Rovers supporter’s exciting matchday experience.

Former Rovers star and Community Manager, Pete Aitken, will host the three players and their guests during their visit. Their programme will include a question and answer session in the Dribuild Suite with Ian Holtby.

Then at half time, they will be invited by Nick Day for a further question and answer session on the pitch as well as making the 50/50 draw. At the end of the game, Devon, Phil and Bob will then join Rovers supporters in the Supporters Club bar to meet fans and sign autographs.
 
Devon was a brilliant and much loved striker, making 202 appearances for Rovers between 1987–1992, scoring 53 goals.
 
Phil Purnell, whose career sadly ended because of a broken leg in 1993, spent the majority of his career as an outstanding midfielder for the Gas, making 153 appearances for Rovers between 1985–1993, scoring 22 goals.
 
Bob a great midfielder, played 22 times for Rovers from 1990 to 1992. He also played for Chesterfield and Cheltenham Town.

Jim Chappell, Chairman, Bristol Rovers Supporters Club, said, “It’s always an honour and privilege to welcome back our former players. We are delighted Devon, Phil and Bob have kindly accepted our offer to join us as our guests for the Chesterfield game.  I know our fans will be delighted to welcome them back.”

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