Bristol Rovers bring Dave Penneys reign to an end

Dave Penney

Dave Penney

Bristol Rovers have parted company with manager Dave Penney following a two month spell at the club. Club captain Stuart Campbell will take control until the end of the season.

Penney, who has also managed Darlington, Oldham and Doncaster only took over 13 games ago, on January 10th, but two wins in that spell saw the club turn against him.

Bristol Rovers find themselves one place above bottom in League One, and lost 2-0 against Dagenham at the weekend.

The club posted a statement on their website, saying, “We are all very disappointed and sad that the appointment of Dave Penney has not brought us the results and change of direction that we have been looking for.

“With 12 games left there is still a chance to get ourselves out of this situation and try and secure our League One status.

“We wish Stuart Campbell every success for the remainder of the season, and would call on all fans to back him, and the team, as he tries to rescue our season.”

Campbell will now be given the difficult task of keeping the club in the league, which will start at Tranmere on Tuesday night.

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