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John Anderson
Nationality: Sco
Rovers apps (gls)1: 54 (2)
Date of birth: 2 October 1972
Place of birth: Greenock
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Position: Defender
Date joined: 25 March 2004
Joined from: Hull City
Date left: June 2006
1 League appearances and goals only.

John Anderson was a central defender who joined Rovers on transfer deadline day in March 2004 from Hull City. When Paul Trollope was appointed caretaker manager of Rovers following Ian Atkins's departure from the club he took John on as his assistant, a position he held until the permanent appointment of Paul and Lennie Lawrence. He was released at the end of the 2005-06 season, having made a total of 54 league appearances for Rovers. He is now assistant manager of North Ferriby United, and as of June 2009, he combines this role with scouting players in the north of England for The Pirates.


John started his football career with his home town club, which were called Morton at the time he joined them before they changed their name to Greenock Morton in 1994. He played for them for seven seasons and made 205 league appearances, finding the back of the net on 28 occasions. In 2000 he moved to Livingston, where he stayed for two years and played 43 league games before making the move south to England to join Hull City. Despite being almost ever-present in his first season at Hull, he failed to make a single league appearance in his second term and he moved to Rovers on a free transfer near the end of the 2003-04 season. After two full seasons at the Memorial Stadium he was released on expiry of his contract and he briefly dropped out of football until being appointed as assistant manager of North Ferriby United in 2007.

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1993–94 Morton 19 2
1994–95 Greenock Morton 30 3
1995–96 Greenock Morton 30 4
1996–97 Greenock Morton 31 4
1997–98 Greenock Morton 33 4
1998–99 Greenock Morton 33 6
1999–00 Greenock Morton 29 5
2000–01 Livingston 30 3
2001–02 Livingston 13 0
2002–03 Hull City 43 1
2003–04 Hull City 0 0
2003–04 Bristol Rovers 8 0
2004–05 Bristol Rovers 34 1
2005–06 Bristol Rovers 12 1