The Gas are 14th in the table with 23 points from 18 games. They seem to have recovered from a shaky start to the season and have only one loss in the last 7 league games. They were also on a 3 match winning streak after a 1-0 win away at Harrogate, a 2-1 win at home against Northampton, and a 4-3 FA Cup replay victory against Oxford Utd. A 2-2 home draw against Tranmere followed by a 1-1 draw away at Salford broke the sequence of wins. But Bristol are nevertheless finding some form with just one loss in their last 8 matches.
Their overall record so far is 6 wins, 7 losses and 5 draws. There have been no 0-0 draws involving Bristol Rovers in the league this season. The Gas will probably think they have conceded too many goals this season, 27 in all (1.5 goals per game). Only 5 teams have conceded more goals than them. But Gasheads think things are on the up – as one fan wrote “We have a team that doesn’t know when it’s beaten, and the players seem to have pride in wearing the quarters – that works for me.” Others point to the need to sign a striker in the January window as the team’s missing link.