Andy Sandell
Full nameAndrew Charles Sandell
NationalityEng England
Rovers apps (goals)a36 (3)
Date of birth8 September 1983 (Age 35)
in Calne, Wiltshire
Height5 ft 11 in
1 July 2006 from Bath City
31 August 2007 to join Salisbury City
Senior clubs
Malmesbury Victoria
Melksham Town
Paulton Rovers
Bath City
Bristol Rovers
Salisbury City
Aldershot Town
Wycombe Wanderers
Forest Green Rovers
Chippenham Town
Newport County
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 2/05/2013

Andy Sandell is a midfielder who joined Bristol Rovers from Bath City in the summer of 2006. He stayed at the Memorial Stadium for just over a year, joining Salisbury City in August 2007.


Andy began his career as a trainee with Bristol City, but was released after failing to make the grade there. He dropped down into local non-league football, gradually climbing up the divisions until getting into the league when he joined Bristol Rovers.

His first club after leaving City was Malmesbury Victoria in the Hellenic League, from where he joined Western League side Melksham Town, followed by a spell at Paulton Rovers. He moved to Bath City at the start of the 2005-06 season, and after a year at Twerton Park he joined Rovers. After stepping up to league football from the Southern League he immediately became a first team regular at Rovers for the 2006-07 season, but fell out of favour over the summer. He joined Salisbury on initially on loan, but made the move permanent on transfer deadline day.

On 14 November 2008 Andy joined Aldershot Town on loan with a view to a permanent move when the transfer window reopened in January. The deal to take him to Aldershot was completed on 2 January 2009 and he remained there for a further 18 months, making a total of 64 appearances in all competitions, 58 of which were in the League. On the expiry of his contract in the summer of 2010 he moved on a free transfer to Wycombe Wanderers, who loaned him out to Forest Green Rovers in October 2011. Following the early cancellation of his loan by Forest Green he was released from his contract with Wycombe by mutual consent, and spent a spell with Chippenham Town and also had a trial with American side Chicago Fire.

He made his return to professional football with Newport County, playing in the Conference, at the beginning of the January 2012 transfer window, where he played alongside former Rovers man David Pipe.

Career statsEdit

?Malmesbury Victoria ??
?Melksham Town ??
?Paulton Rovers ??
2005–06Bath City 468
2006–07Bristol Rovers 363
2007–08Bristol Rovers 00
2007–08Salisbury City (loan)32
2007–08Salisbury City 301
2008–09Salisbury City 165
2008–09Aldershot Town (loan)71
2008–09Aldershot Town 221
2009–10Aldershot Town 295
2010–11Wycombe Wanderers 327
2011–12Wycombe Wanderers 110
2011–12Forest Green Rovers (loan)30
2011–12Chippenham Town 60
2011–12Newport County 102
2012–13Newport County 428

Record against RoversEdit

Andy has twice played against Bristol Rovers in his professional career, once for Aldershot Town and once for Wycombe Wanderers. He was a record of one win and one defeat against The Gas.

11 August 2009Aldershot TownMemorial Stadium2–1 to RoversLouie Soares also played for Aldershot
6 September 2011Wycombe WanderersAdams Park3–1 to WycombeJames Tunnicliffe also played for Wycombe