, 3 Bristol Rovers players capable of stepping up to the Championship in the future

3 Bristol Rovers players capable of stepping up to the Championship in the future

Bristol Rovers have endured an ordinary season in League One, in no real danger of relegation but unlikely to push into the play-off spots either in their second campaign since promotion from League Two.

Bristol Rovers have endured an ordinary season in League One, with no real danger of relegation but a play-off push unlikely as well.

Bristol Rovers currently occupy 14th place in the League One table, 13 points off the top six and 14 points clear of the drop zone following a thumping 5-0 defeat at the hands of Lincoln City last weekend.

Joe Taylor’s hat-trick alongside goals from Paudie O’Connor and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild condemned the Gas to a battering in their last outing. A trip to Port Vale is next up on their agenda in League One.

There are a number of players within Matt Taylor’s squad that have shone in the third-tier this season. But, with a slight emphasis on the younger members of the side, here are three players who are capable of making the step-up to the Championship in the future…

Anthony Evans

Now in his third season with the Gas, Evans is a regular member of Rovers’ squad having registered 44 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.

The 25-year-old midfielder has hit the back of the net on 10 occasions alongside registering nine assists this term. He has already bettered his return from the last season, which was five goals and three assists, and is a player that may well be on the radar of a few second-tier outfits should he continue to impress at the Memorial Stadium.

Kamil Conteh

Conteh has made a brilliant impact since signing from Grimsby Town in January and has started all 10 matches that he has been available for. 

The 21-year-old midfielder, able to play in the holding role or as a box-to-box outlet in the middle, has been an instant hit with supporters after Rovers paid what was reported to be a club-record fee. Having progressed from the National League to League Two and then League One in three successive seasons, it is not a far stretch to assume the Championship could be next on his agenda.

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Jed Ward

Young shot-stopper Ward had spent the first half of the season on loan at Wealdstone in the National League, but was recalled in November and has since cemented himself as the Gas’ number one after a brief spell on the bench.

The 20-year-old has featured 12 times in all competitions for Taylor’s side, keeping three clean sheets in that time. He was recently awarded with his first call-up to the England U20 squad due to his impressive performances and it would not be a surprise to see the youngster rise up the leagues in years to come.

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