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8Matt Gill
Full name Matthew James Gill
Nationality Eng England
Rovers apps (goals)a 45 (0)
Position Midfielder
Date of birth 8 November 1980 (Age 43)
in Cambridge
Height 5 ft 11 in
1 July 2011 from Norwich City

Senior clubs
Peterborough United
Notts County
Exeter City
Norwich City
Peterborough United

Bristol Rovers
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 6/09/2013

Matt Gill joined Rovers as part of a massive overhaul of the club's playing and coaching staff in the summer of 2011. He is a midfielder who signed for The Pirates after being released by Norwich City at the end of the 2010–11 campaign, and was appointed club captain in time for the start of his first season in Bristol.


Matt started out as a trainee at Peterborough United, and was promoted into their senior squad during the 1997–98 season. He went on to make 151 league appearances for The Posh, where he remained until 2004, and then played 57 times in the league for Notts County between 2004 and 2006.

In 2006 he dropped out of the Football League to play for then-Conference side Exeter City, where he played alongside his future manager, Paul Buckle. He twice reached the Conference play-off final with The Grecians, losing to Morcambe in 2007 before defeating Cambridge United in 2008, a victory made even more sweet by the fact they beat local rivals Torquay United in the semi-finals. After a further year with Exeter in League Two Matt was signed by Norwich City in 2009, though the move proved to be less than successful. He made just twelve league appearances for the Norfolk club in two years, and was loaned out to Peterborough United and Walsall during the 2010–11 season before being released in the summer of 2011, whereupon he was signed for Rovers by Paul Buckle.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1997–98 Peterborough United 2 0
1998–99 Peterborough United 26 0
1999–00 Peterborough United 20 1
2000–01 Peterborough United 17 1
2001–02 Peterborough United 12 2
2002–03 Peterborough United 41 1
2003–04 Peterborough United 33 0
2004–05 Notts County 43 0
2005–06 Notts County 14 0
2005–06 Exeter City 16 1
2006–07 Exeter City 46 1
2007–08 Exeter City 43 3
2008–09 Exeter City 43 9
2009–10 Norwich City 8 0
2010–11 Norwich City 4 0
2010–11 Peterborough United (loan) 4 0
2010–11 Walsall (loan) 8 2
2011–12 Bristol Rovers 33 0
2012–13 Bristol Rovers 11 0

Record against Rovers[]

Matt has played against Bristol Rovers four times in his career, three times for Notts County and once for Norwich City. He was on the winning side for two of those games and lost twice.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
14 August 2004 Notts County Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Rovers David Pipe also played for County
26 March 2005 Notts County Meadow Lane 2–1 to Rovers
27 August 2005 Notts County Meadow Lane 2–0 to Notts County David Pipe also played for County
1 May 2010 Norwich City Memorial Stadium 3–0 to Norwich Fraser Forster also played for Norwich