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Chris Carruthers
Chris Carruthers
Full name Christopher Paul Carruthers
Nationality Eng England
Rovers apps (goals)a 100 (1)
Position Left-back/midfield
Date of birth 19 August 1983 (Age 40)
in Kettering
Height 5 ft 10 in
16 June 2005 from Northampton Town
14 May 2008 to join Oxford United
Senior clubs
Northampton Town
Kettering Town

Bristol Rovers
Oxford United
Crawley Town
York City
Hereford United
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 21/05/2013

Chris Carruthers can play on the left side of midfield or as a left-back, but spent most of his time at Rovers playing in defence.

Chris had two spells as a Rovers player, having been on loan with the club in the 2004-05 season before joining permanently in the summer of 2005. He was released by the Pirates when his contract expired at the end of the 2007-08 season, having failed to make an impact on the first team during their first season back in League One.


Chris's only senior club prior to joining the Pirates was Northampton Town. He made his debut for the Cobblers in the 2000-01 season, and went on to make 74 appearances for them before joining Rovers. After leaving Bristol he joined Blue Square Premier side Oxford United in the summer of 2008, but after a poor start at Oxford he was transfer listed in September. He remained a first team regular for the rest of the season in spite of this, but played just one match for the Us at the beginning of the 2009-10 season before being loaned out to Crawley Town on 1 September, transfer deadline day. When the Crawley deal expired Chris was sent out on loan again, this time to York City, and at the beginning of January 2010 he was released by Oxford and signed for York permanently.

He was released after two and a half years at York, joining up with Conference side Gateshead in 2011, but after only a single season with them he was again released. He signed for Hereford United on 20 July 2012 following a trial with them, lining up alongside another former Rovers man, Harry Pell, at Edgar Street.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2000–01 Northampton Town 3 0
2001–02 Northampton Town 13 1
2002–03 Northampton Town 33 0
2003–04 Northampton Town 24 0
2004–05 Northampton Town 1 0
2004–05 Bristol Rovers (loan) 5 0
2005–06 Bristol Rovers 40 1
2006–07 Bristol Rovers 41 0
2007–08 Bristol Rovers 17 0
2008–09 Oxford United 34 0
2009–10 Oxford United 1 0
2009–10 Crawley Town (loan) 8 1
2009–10 York City (loan) 10 1
2009–10 York City 16 1
2010–11 York City 26 1
2011–12 Gateshead 21 0
2012–13 Hereford United 21 1