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Rovers Complete the Signing of Brett Pitman!

30 July 2021

Bristol Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Brett Pitman on a free transfer.

The talismanic Jersey-born forward links up with Rovers on a one year deal, with the club holding the option for an extra year.

After switching from his local club on the island to Bournemouth at the age of 16 and grew into a regular for the south coast club. Progressing year on year with the side he made his football league debut with, Pitman's goal return peaked with an impressive 28 goals in 50 appearances while in League Two.

From there, Pitman completed a move to the Gas' cross-city rivals, but his stint there was short-lived, as he returned to Bournemouth in League One just two years later.

Brett is a proven goalscorer in the league above and a winner by character and adds a significant level of quality and experience to our forward line.

Joey Barton

Upon his return, he experienced another phenomenal goal return with the Cherries, firing in 19 goals in 28 games to propel his side to the Championship.

In 2015, Pitman moved on from Bournemouth for good, joining Ipswich Town, then Portsmouth in the Championship and League One respectively.

Last season, Pitman featured for Swindon Town in League One, scoring 11 goals across his 37 league games.

He now links up with the Gas, bolstering the side's attacking talent for the coming 2021/22 season.

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Joey Barton commented on Pitman's deal, saying, "We are delighted to welcome Brett Pitman to Rovers. He’s a player we’ve long admired as we have been used to him causing us problems when he’s played against us previously.

"Recruiting a proven goalscorer was a priority of ours this summer. Brett is a proven goalscorer in the league above and a winner by character and adds a significant level of quality and experience to our forward line.

"He will complement the exciting attacking options that we have already have and will play a big part in our quest to be successful this season."


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