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Justin Channing
Justin Channing
Full name Justin Andrew Channing
Nationality Eng England
Rovers apps (goals)a 130 (10)
Position Defender/Midfielder
Date of birth 19 November 1968
in Reading
Height 5 ft 11 in
October 1992 from Queens Park Rangers
June 1996 to join Leyton Orient
Senior clubs
Queens Park Rangers
Bristol Rovers
Leyton Orient
Slough Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 8/12/2011

Justin Channing was a regular fixture in the Rovers first team during the four years he spent with the club after joining from Queens Park Rangers in 1992, initially on loan. He signed permanently in January 1993 for a fee of £250,000 and went on to score ten goals in 130 league appearances in defence and midfield for The Pirates, leaving to join Leyton Orient in 1996.



Justin Channing (front row, right) with teammates Brian Parkin, Andy Tillson and Ian Alexander

Justin, who hails from Reading, started out as a youth team player at Queens Park Rangers, progressing through to their first team squad in 1986 and making his debut for them against Luton Town in November of that year. He stayed with QPR for six years, making 55 league appearances and scoring five goals before being sold to Rovers by ex-Gas manager Gerry Francis in 1992. He was one of a large number of players that moved between the two clubs in this period. While with the Rangers he took park in the Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series in Tampa, Florida, where the QPR squad played under the name of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

After leaving Rovers in 1996 he spent two years with Leyton Orient, where he played 70 times in Division Three for The Os, before dropping out of the Football League to play for Slough Town.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1986–87 Queens Park Rangers 2 0
1987–88 Queens Park Rangers 14 1
1988–89 Queens Park Rangers 9 1
1989–90 Queens Park Rangers 23 2
1990–91 Queens Park Rangers 5 0
1991–92 Queens Park Rangers 0 0
1992–93 Queens Park Rangers 2 1
1992–93 Bristol Rovers (loan) 10 0
1992–93 Bristol Rovers 15 3
1993–94 Bristol Rovers 29 5
1994–95 Bristol Rovers 40 2
1995–96 Bristol Rovers 36 0
1996–97 Leyton Orient 36 5
1997–98 Leyton Orient 34 0
1998–99 Slough Town 11 1