Paul Tait
Rovers apps (gls)1:74 (19)
Date of birth:24 October 1974
Place of birth:Newcastle upon Tyne
Height:6 ft 0 in
Date joined:July 2002
Joined from:Crewe Alexandra
Date left:June 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Paul Tait spent two full seasons as a Rovers player in 2002–03 and 2003–04, having signed from Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2002. Paul is a forward, who was signed for the Pirates by manager Ray Graydon, and he was a regular in the side throughout his spell at the club, playing 74 league and 7 cup games, scoring nineteen times in the league and once in an FA Cup tie. By the time the end of his contract had been reached, the management of the club had changed, and he was released in 2004 by new manager Ian Atkins who didn't feel that he was of the required standard to remain at the club. Following his release he signed for Rochdale.


Paul was a trainee at Everton, and was promoted to the first team squad in 1993, but after a year without any appearances to his name he left the club to join Wigan Athletic for 12 months. He then spent four years outside the Football League, with Runcorn and Northwich Victoria, before returning to the professional game with Crewe Alexandra in 1999. He was loaned to Hull City in 2001 by the Railwaymen, before joining Rovers in 2002.

After joining Rochdale from Rovers he went on to have spells at Chester City, Boston United, Southport and a second spell at Northwich Victoria. In 2008 he signed to play part time for Barrow for a year, combining the role with a coaching job at his first club, Everton.

Career statsEdit

1993–94Everton 00
1994–95Wigan Athletic 50
1995–96Runcorn ??
1995–96Northwich Victoria ??
1996–97Northwich Victoria ??
1997–98Northwich Victoria ??
1998–99Northwich Victoria ??
1999–00Crewe Alexandra 326
2000–01Crewe Alexandra 180
2001–02Crewe Alexandra 120
2001–02Hull City (loan)20
2002–03Bristol Rovers 417
2003–04Bristol Rovers 3312
2004–05Rochdale 362
2005–06Rochdale 111
2005–06Chester City 90
2006–07Boston United 142
2006–07Southport (loan)60
2006–07Southport 82
2007–08Northwich Victoria 163
2007–08Barrow 00
2008–09Barrow 242
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