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Bolton vs. Bristol Rovers – Foot in Both Camps

27 January 2020

After a fixture clash ruled out this weekend’s game against Shrewsbury, Bolton fans can look forward to Tuesday night when they take on Graham Coughlan’s Bristol Rovers.

We take a look at players who have played for both sides.

Mark Little:

Little first played for Bolton in 2017 from Peterborough and spent two seasons at the club, making 35 appearances in that time and scoring just the once.

He then moved to Rovers in the summer of this year on a free transfer and the defender has featured 13 times this campaign, scoring once.

Tom Eaves:

Eaves joined Bolton in 2010 after impressing the Whites in a pre season friendly where he scored a hat trick for previous club Oldham Athletic against the Trotters.

Despite this, an injury blighted the early stages of his Bolton career and was sent out on loan to numerous clubs, including Bristol Rovers where he had a successful spell. He played 17 times, scoring seven goals.

Thomas Edwin Jones:

Jones played for Bolton in the early 1900’s after also attracting interest from the Rugby world, almost turning pro for League side Wigan. He also played for Chorley in the Lancashire area. After his playing career, he went on to be a coach for Rovers. He died in 1953.

Cian Bolger:

Towering centre back Cian Bolger originally played for Leicester City and spent three loan spells at Bristol Rovers where he made over 50 appearances for the club, scoring twice. He then moved to Bolton and although he didn’t make a first-team appearance, he was the reserve sides’ captain. He is now playing for Sky Bet League One side Lincoln City.

Trevor Morgan

Centre forward Morgan played for the Gas in 1985, when he signed from Australian semi-professional side, St George.

He spent two years at Rovers before joining arch-rivals, Bristol City.

After his brief spell at the Robins, Morgan moved to Wanderers in 1987. He made 90 appearances and scored 20 goals.

Jack Milsom

Milsom played for the Pirates in 1926 in a brief stint at tomorrow’s opponents.

At Wanderers, his career took off as in his 255 appearances, he scored 153 goals and is the club’s fourth all-time top goalscorer.


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