Having completed his studies at Filton College, Chris joined the first team squad for pre season training in the summer of 2005 and was signed as a non-contract player.
Chris spent seven seasons at Rovers before League One Sheffield Wednesday came calling where he signed for The Owls for an undisclosed fee.
He was at Hillsborough for two years and scored three goals in 47 league games for the Owls, and also spent time on loan with MK Dons between January and April 2013.
July 2013 saw him move on to Port Vale and in almost two years at Vale Park he scored three goals in 61 league appearances before re-joining Rovers on loan in March 2015.
After his loan period finished last summer, Chris agreed a new deal with Rovers and went on to make 36 appearances for Darrell Clarke’s promotion winning side last season.
On signing his new deal with the club, Chris told us "I’m really happy to have finally sorted the new contract, we have a great bunch of lads and hopefully we can all stick together for another successful season.
It’s been an amazing two seasons back at the club and I’m looking forward to playing back in League One where I've spent most of my career and I’m glad to see the club back where it belongs."
Lines becomes the 12th player from the promotion winning squad to agree a new contract with the club, following teammates Steve Mildenhall, Daniel Leadbitter and Billy Bodin, James Clarke, Lee Mansell, Mark McChrystal, Ellis Harrison, Cristian Montano, Will Puddy, Jake Gosling and Ollie Clarke.