Former defender taken on as kit manager
Following his side’s 2-2 draw against Bath City at Twerton Park last night, manager John Ward confirmed that the club had appointed former central defender Steve Yates as their new kit manager.
“Over the last few days we have spoken to Steve Yates about the kit manager’s job, following a call to him from the club, and he will start his duties on Monday.
“He’s an absolute novice as far as the job is concerned, but I have people willing to help him. We invited him to the game tonight to meet a few people and to see what happens on a matchday and so we have another Bristol Rovers guy about the place who wants to be around the team.
“It will be a different environment for him but, at the same time, he’s another person I can rely on to work hard and he will do the job to the best of his ability.
“He worked with me as a player; we sold him for £750,000 and have got him back for free!
“He’s a Rovers guy and no one would ever question his loyalty to the club. He has come into a different position with the club, of course, but I am pleased that I will be working with him again.”