Pirates search for new boss


Bristol Rovers have signalled their intent to move quickly in the search for a new manager, by drawing up a list of potential names for the job including Sean O'Driscoll.

The Pirates' or Gas as they are affectionately known, currently lie 19th in League Two just two points off the drop zone.

A disappointing run of results under the recently sacked Paul Buckle has left the club in a precarious position, which seemingly requires solving via a swift appointment.

Buckle, who was appointed as early as last May was believed to be the man to lead a promotion-push for one of League Two's 'big' and most well supported clubs.

However, after picking up just 5 points from the last 33 available, ex-Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll is being touted as his successor along with names such as Mark Robins, Richard Money and Paul Ince.

Rovers' chairman Nick Higgs said of the club's stance: "If we didn't address the problem now we'd be fighting a relegation battle and the thought of Bristol Rovers being in the Conference doesn't bear thinking about."

Following the clubs weekend's FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa at the Memorial Stadium, the Pirates face an away league trip to Hereford United tonight under the stewardship of caretaker boss Shaun North. This game could have massive implications for the side from the West Country.

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