Bristol Rovers issue 2023/24 Retained List

Following the conclusion of the 2023/24 season, Bristol Rovers FC can confirm the retained list heading into the 2024/25 campaign.

Seven players who are out of contract will be departing Rovers this summer.

Captain Sam Finley leaves the Club having played 121 games for Rovers since joining in 2021. The midfielder famously captained the Gas in our 7-0 win over Scunthorpe United on the final day of the 2021/22 season, securing our promotion to League One in the most dramatic way possible, and took the armband permanently last summer.

Striker John Marquis also departs, having scored 16 goals in 83 appearances for the Club.

Josh Grant and Lewis Gordon will also move on from Rovers at the expiration of their respective contracts. Midfielder Grant made 102 appearances and scored five goals in a four-year spell with Rovers, while full-back Gordon played 73 times over three years in the blue-and-white quarters.

James Gibbons departs Rovers after three years with the Club. The defender made 48 appearances and spent the second half of the 2023/24 season on loan with Cambridge United.

Harvey Greenslade, a lifelong Rovers fan who joined the club at Under-7s, and Ryan Jones also leave Rovers at the expiration of their deals this summer.

The Club can confirm that options to extend contracts by one season have been triggered with Chris Martin and Jerry Lawrence.

Striker Martin joined Rovers in September 2023 and has scored 16 goals in 38 appearances this season. Young midfielder Lawrence came through the youth ranks at Rovers and has been involved in four senior matchday squads this campaign.

Bristol Rovers can also confirm that new contracts have been offered to Scott Sinclair, Jordan Rossiter and Luca Hoole, and further updates will be issued as and when appropriate.

Finally, six players loaned to Bristol Rovers for the 2023/24 season - Harvey Vale, Tristan Crama, Matt Cox, Elkan Baggott, Harry Vaughan and Brandon Aguilera - will return to their parent clubs.

Bristol Rovers would like to place on record our sincere thanks to those players departing the Club this summer and wish them every success in their future careers.


2023/24 Retained List

Under Contract

James Connolly
James Wilson
Grant Ward
Luke Thomas
Connor Taylor
Jevani Brown
Antony Evans
Kamil Conteh
Luke McCormick
Jed Ward
Matthew Hall
Jack Hunt
Kofi Shaw


Out of contract, one year options triggered

Chris Martin
Jerry Lawrence


Out of contract, new deals offered

Scott Sinclair
Jordan Rossiter
Luca Hoole


Out of contract and departing Bristol Rovers

Sam Finley
John Marquis
Josh Grant
Lewis Gordon
James Gibbons
Harvey Greenslade
Ryan Jones


Loan players returning to parent clubs

Harvey Vale (Chelsea)
Tristan Crama (Brentford)
Matt Cox (Brentford)
Elkan Baggott (Ipswich Town)
Harry Vaughan (Hull City)
Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest)

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