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No Bristol Rovers player has ever represented Scotland while on the club's books, and a total of seven Scottish internationals have played for Rovers before or after their international career. The most capped Scottish players to have joined Rovers at some point in their career were James Howie, Derek Riordan and David Steele who each had three caps.

No Scottish international played for Rovers between the departure from the club of Bobby McKay in 1935 and the arrival of David Clarkson and Garry Kenneth in 2012, a gap of 77 years.

List of Scotland internationals[]

A full list of Scotland internationals to play for Bristol Rovers is given in the table below.

Player Caps International
years
Rovers years
David Clarkson 2 2008 2012–
James Howie 3 1905-1908 1902–1903
Garry Kenneth 2 2010 2012–
Bobby McKay 1 1927 1932–1935
Derek Riordan 3 2005–2009 2012–
David Steele 3 1923 1919–1922
Tommy Tait 1 1911 1903–1906

List of Scotland matches featuring Bristol Rovers players[]

N.B. Scotland's score is always listed first. (Source: Scottish Football Association)

Date Opponent Result Venue Competition Player(s)
1 1 April 1905 Eng England 0–1 London Home Championship James Howie
2 7 April 1906 Eng England 2–1 Glasgow Home Championship James Howie
3 4 April 1908 Eng England 1–1 Glasgow Home Championship James Howie
4 6 March 1911 Wal Wales 2–2 Cardiff Home Championship Tommy Tait
5 3 March 1923 Ire Ireland 1–0 Belfast Home Championship David Steele
6 17 March 1923 Wal Wales 2–0 Paisley Home Championship David Steele
7 14 April 1923 Eng England 2–2 Glasgow Home Championship David Steele
8 29 October 1927 Wal Wales 2–2 Wrexham Home Championship Bobby McKay
9 17 August 2005 Aut Austria 2–2 Graz Friendly Derek Riordan
10 30 May 2008 Cze Czech Republic 1–3 Prague Friendly David Clarkson
11 19 November 2008 Arg Argentina 0–1 Glasgow Friendly David Clarkson
12 10 October 2009 Jpn Japan 0–2 Yokohama Friendly Derek Riordan
13 14 November 2009 Wal Wales 0–3 Cardiff Friendly Derek Riordan
14 11 August 2010 Swe Sweden 0–3 Stockholm Friendly Garry Kenneth
15 16 November 2010 Fro Faroe Islands 3–0 Aberdeen Friendly Garry Kenneth
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