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Club Statement: Ian Holtby

1 October 2017

There has been an awful lot of conjecture and supposition amongst our fans concerning the position of Ian Holtby at the Club.

This has arisen due to the new role that Ian has been asked to undertake at the Club as Stadium/Training Ground Manager.

With the imminent training ground development entering it’s next phase and the regeneration of the Memorial Stadium also in the development sequence, Ian, who stoically has doubled up as commercial manager for the past eight years simply would have been avalanched and overloaded with work, way beyond the call of duty.

With the appointment of new Commercial Director Tom Gorringe, who is able to dedicate with his team, all its efforts to the Club’s commercial activity, this has enabled us to liberate Ian to concentrate and assist in possibly one of the most important stages in the history of the Club.

Ian is a devoted Rovers Club man and certainly after 18 years of loyal service, someone that is not, as some might have perceived with his appointment in a new role, a loyal member of our team, that we would wish to discard.

He, like all of us the Club is now looking forward to moving forward with these exciting projects in mind, to further the Clubs amenities and facilities.

Steve Hamer
Bristol Rovers Chairman


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