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Josh Low
Full name Joshua David Low
Nationality Wal Wales
Rovers apps (goals)a 22 (0)
Position Midfielder
Date of birth 15 February 1979
in Bristol
Height 6 ft 4 in
August 1995 from Youth
June 1999 to join Leyton Orient
Senior clubs
Bristol Rovers
Farnborough Town
Leyton Orient
Cardiff City
Oldham Athletic
Northampton Town
Leicester City
Peterborough United
Cheltenham Town
Forest Green Rovers
Bath City
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 5/07/2013

Joshua Low, known as Josh Low, is a midfielder who came through the Rovers youth system, and was promoted to the professional squad in 1995. He spent four years with the first team and made 22 league appearances in that time.

He was loaned to Farnborough Town during the 1998-99 season, and was released by Rovers in the summer of 1999. Following his release he joined Leyton Orient, and later went on to play for Wales at under-21 level in 2001 while he was a Cardiff City player.


After beginning his career at Rovers, Josh moved to Leyton Orient for a brief spell in 1999 and in October of that year he moved to Cardiff City, initially on loan but a month later the deal became permanent. After almost three years with the Bluebirds he was signed by Oldham Athletic on a free transfer and a year later Northampton Town paid £165,000 for him.

Josh made 102 league appearances for Northampton, and scored fifteen goals before joining Leicester City on a free transfer in 2006. He spent less than a season at the Walkers Stadium, and was signed by Peterborough United for a nominal fee in January 2007. He was on the move again early in the 2008-09 season, when he joined Cheltenham Town, who loaned him to Forest Green Rovers for a month in December 2008.

He played 121 times in the league for Cheltenham before he was released by them in 2012. At this point to took the decision to retire from full-time football, opting to sign for Bath City.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1995–96 Bristol Rovers 1 0
1996–97 Bristol Rovers 3 0
1997–98 Bristol Rovers 10 0
1998–99 Bristol Rovers 8 0
1998–99 Farnborough Town (loan) ? ?
1999–00 Leyton Orient 5 1
1999–00 Cardiff City (loan) 2 0
1999–00 Cardiff City 15 2
2000–01 Cardiff City 36 4
2001–02 Cardiff City 22 0
2002–03 Cardiff City 0 0
2002–03 Oldham Athletic 21 3
2003–04 Northampton Town 33 3
2004–05 Northampton Town 34 7
2005–06 Northampton Town 35 5
2006–07 Leicester City 16 0
2006–07 Peterborough United 19 1
2007–08 Peterborough United 15 2
2008–09 Peterborough United 0 0
2008–09 Cheltenham Town 14 0
2008–09 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 4 0
2009–10 Cheltenham Town 39 4
2010–11 Cheltenham Town 30 7
2011–12 Cheltenham Town 38 3
2012–13 Bath City 30 5

Record against Rovers[]

Josh has played against Rovers nine times since leaving the club, winning five times, drawing once and losing three times.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
19 November 2000 Cardiff City Ninian Park 5–1 to Cardiff
25 September 2004 Northampton Town Sixfields 2–1 to Northampton
3 January 2005 Northampton Town Memorial Stadium 3–1 to Rovers
7 October 2005 Northampton Town Memorial Stadium 0–0 Subbed off after 70 minutes
19 November 2005 Northampton Town Sixfields 4–0 to Northampton
3 February 2007 Peterborough United Memorial Stadium 3–2 to Rovers
16 September 2008 Cheltenham Town Whaddon Road 2–1 to Cheltenham Ex-Rovers players Shane Higgs, Craig Armstrong and Barry Hayles also played for Cheltenham
27 January 2009 Cheltenham Town Memorial Stadium 3–2 to Rovers Ex-Rovers loanee Elvis Hammond also played for Cheltenham
1 October 2011 Cheltenham Town Memorial Stadium 3–1 to Cheltenham Steve Elliott and Darryl Duffy also played for Cheltenham

In addition to these games, he was also an unused sub in Rovers' 2–0 victory over Cheltenham Town in January 2012.