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League Two, full title Football League Championship Two, is the fourth level of football played in England, and the lowest in the Football League . It was created in 2004 as a re-branding of Football League Division Three.

Rovers are currently in their second spell playing in League Two. Their first period was from its creation in 2004 until winning promotion to League One at the end of the 2006–07 season, and they returned to the division in 2011 after being relegated at the end of the 2010–11 campaign.

League Two record[]

1 Champions
2 Runners up
3 3rd placed
Pos League position
Pld Games played
W, D, L Games won, drawn and lost
F, A Goals scored for and against
GD Goal difference
Pts Points


Rovers played in League Two from its inception in 2004, when the three divisions of The Football League were rebranded from Divisions One, Two and Three to the Championship and Leagues One and Two. Their stay in the new division was brief, winning promotion to League One via the playoffs at the end of the 2006–07 season after two mid-table finishes in the previous two campaigns.

Season Pos Pld W D L F A GD Pts
2004–05 12 46 13 21 12 60 57 3 60
2005–06 12 46 17 9 20 59 67 -8 60
2006–07 6 46 20 12 14 49 42 7 72


Rovers began their second spell in League Two after being relegated from League One in 2011. They struggled in the first season back, and midway through the campaign relegation looked a distinct possibility, but a change in manager from Paul Buckle to Mark McGhee saw results improve and the team end the year in a comfortable mid-table spot.

The 2012–13 season was almost a carbon copy of the previous campaign, this time Mark McGhee bringing the club to the brink of relegation and John Ward playing the role of saviour. The team even finished with an almost identical record to the previous year, with just one more win and one fewer goal conceded differentiating the two seasons.

Season Pos Pld W D L F A GD Pts
2011–12 13 46 15 12 19 60 70 -10 57
2012–13 14 46 16 12 18 60 69 -9 60