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The number 6 on a football team was originally worn by one of the three centre halfs in the old 2–3–5 formation. Over time two of the three half-backs moved back into defence as 4–4–2 became the formation of choice, meaning that the numbers 4,5 and 6, the numbers previously allocated to the centre halfs, were sometimes used by central defenders and sometimes by central midfielders.

Since the introduction of squad numbers by the Football League in 1999, Rovers have usually allocated the 6 shirt to defenders, starting with Andy Tillson, but it was worn by central midfielder Craig Stanley during the 2011–12 season.

N.B. stats last updated at the end of the 2011–12 season

Players who have worn shirt number 6
Years Player Nation Position Gamesa Goalsa
1999–2000 Andy Tillson Eng England Def 43 (0) 1
2000–2002 Mark Foran Eng England Def 39 (4) 2
2002–2004 Kevin Austin Tri Trinidad & Tobago Def 52 (4) 0
2004–2010 Steve Elliott Eng England Def 217 (1) 17
2010–2011 James Tunnicliffe Eng England Def 21 (4) 0
2011–2012 Craig Stanley Eng England Mod 30 (4) 1
Total 402 (17) 21
N.B. Nationality is defined as the country represented by a player at any level of international football, or their country of birth if they have never played internationally.

a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 6.

  • Number of league games played between the start of the 1999–00 season and the end of 2011–12: 598
  • Number of appearances by players wearing number 6: 419
  • Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 6: 70.1%
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