2017–18 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2017–18 season
Director Mike Cheston
Manager Tony Mowbray[1]
Stadium Ewood Park
League One 2nd
FA Cup Third Round
(vs. Hull City)
EFL Cup Second round
(vs. Burnley)
EFL Trophy Group Stage
Top goalscorer League: Bradley Dack (18)
All: Bradley Dack (18)
Average home league attendance 12,173
Home colours
Away colours

The 2017–18 season was Blackburn Rovers' 130th season as a professional football club and its first playing in the League One following its relegation from the Championship the previous season.[2] Along with competing in the League One, the club also participated in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy. Thanks to a 0-1 win against Doncaster Rovers on 24 April, Blackburn were promoted to the Championship.[3] The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Summer Activity[edit]

May[edit]

On 8 May Rovers announced Paul Senior has resigned from his role as Director of Football & Operations.[4]

On 16 May Rovers owners Venky's have brought in accountancy firms Deloitte and KPMG to carry out an overview of the club.

On 18 May Rovers announced their retained list: Adam Henley, Gordon Greer, Jason Lowe, Hope Akpan, Danny Guthrie, Wes Brown, Ramirez Howarth and Joshua Askew have not been offered further terms. The following academy scholars will not be retained: Ben Ascroft, Alex Curran, Mason Fawns, Callum Hendry, Matthew Makinson, Tre Pemberton, Joel Steer and Ben Williams with non-contracted player Joshua Powell also released.

The club also announced that new contract offers had been made to Connor Mahoney and Lewis Travis. Whilst professional contract offers have been made to youngsters Charley Doyle, Joe Grayson, Tyler Magloire and Stefan Mols.[5]

June[edit]

On 2 June Rovers announced Mark Venus had joined as the clubs Assistant Manager.[6]

On 8 June Rovers confirmed Tony Mowbray's backroom staff after the appointment of Mark Venus, David Lowe will take up the role as first team coach, David Dunn will revert to his role as assistant coach of the under 23s & Ben Benson will remain as goalkeeping coach.[7]

On 9 June Rovers announced Tony Mowbray has committed his long-term future to the club signing a new 2-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.[8]

On 13 June Rovers announced the signing of midfielder Peter Whittingham on a free from Cardiff City. The 32-year-old, became manager Tony Mowbray's first signing, putting pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at Ewood Park, which runs through to the summer of 2019.[9]

On 14 June Rovers announced promising young defender Lewis Travis has signed a new 1-year deal.[10]

On 16 June Rovers were drawn against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena in First Round of the Carabao Cup, Tony Mowbray old club.[11]

On 17 June Rovers announced three of Rovers rising stars midfielders Joe Grayson and Stefan Mols and defender Charley Doyle had all signed their first professional contracts, signing two-year deals.[12]

On 20 June Rovers announced the signing of midfielder Richie Smallwood on a free from Rotherham United, putting pen-to-paper on a two-year deal with the option of a further year.[13]

On 26 June Rovers announced that another rising star, defender Tyler Magloire, has signed his first professional contract, signing a two-year deal.[14]

On 26 June Rovers announced that first team coach David Lowe has pledged his commitment to the club by putting pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract.[15]

On 27 June Rovers announced the signing of attacking midfielder Bradley Dack from Gillingham for a reported £750,000 plus add-ons, on a 3-year deal.[16]

On 28 June Rovers announced the signing of midfielder Ben Gladwin from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee, on a 2-year deal.[17]

On 29 June Rovers commenced pre-season training.[18]

July[edit]

On 4 July Bournemouth announced the signing of midfielder Connor Mahoney on a 4-year deal after rejecting a new contract at Rovers, compensation to be agreed.[19]

On 11 July Rovers announced that Eric Kinder has left his position as the clubs Head of Academy.[20]

On 18 July Rovers announced rising stars will continue to compete at the highest level of youth football after the club confirmed it will remain a Category One Academy.[21]

On 18 July Burton Albion announced the signing of midfielder Hope Akpan on a 1-year deal following his release from Rovers.[22]

On 19 July Rovers announced the signing of striker Dominic Samuel from Reading for an undisclosed fee, on a 3-year deal.[23]

On 20 July Rovers announced the signing of defender Paul Caddis following a successful trial at the club on a 2-year deal, he was a free agent following his release from Bury.[24]

On 21 July Rovers announced the departure of striker Anthony Stokes by mutual consent.[25]

On 21 July Rovers announced that defender Ryan Nyambe had signed a new long term contract, signing a 3-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.[26]

On 22 July Rovers announced the signing of striker Joe Nuttall following a successful trial scoring 5 goals in 2 games for the u23s, on a 12-month deal with option of a further 12 months, he was a free agent following his release from Aberdeen.[27]

On 24 July Rovers announced the appointment of Stuart Jones as Head of Academy, he joined as the Academy as Head of Education in 2011, before moving up to the role of Head of Academy Operations four years later.[28]

On 26 July Rovers announced Jason Steele has joined Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.[29]

On 31 July Kilmarnock announced the signing of defender Gordon Greer following his release from Rovers.[30]

On 31 July Rovers announced Goalkeeping Coach Ben Benson has signed a new long term deal at the club.[31]

August[edit]

On 2 August Rovers announced the signing of Canadian International Goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler from Shrewsbury Town on a 2-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[32]

On 2 August Hibernian announced the signing of striker Anthony Stokes on a 2-year deal following his release from Rovers.[33]

On 4 August Rovers announced the signing of midfielder Harry Chapman on loan for the season from Middlesbrough.[34]

On 11 August Rovers announced the signing of forward Marcus Antonsson on loan for the season from Leeds United.[35]

On 14 August Rovers announced the appointment of Tony Carss as the academy's Head of Coaching.[36]

On 15 August Kerala Blasters announced the signing of Wes Brown for the upcoming Indian Super League season, following his release from Rovers.[37]

On 31 August Birmingham City announced the signing of Jason Lowe on a 12-month contract following his release from Rovers.[38]

On 31 August Rovers announced the signings of midfielder Rekeem Harper on loan for the season from West Brom,[39] defender Sam Hart from Liverpool on a 2-year deal for an Undisclosed fee [40] and defender Paul Downing on loan for a season from Milton Keynes Dons.[41] It was also announced that midfielder Liam Feeney has gone out on loan to Cardiff City until 1 January 2018.[42]

September[edit]

On 11 September Rovers announced that defender Scott Wharton had signed a new 3-year contract.[43]

October[edit]

On 5 October Rovers announced that striker Daniel Butterworth had signed his 1st professional contract, a 2-year deal.[44]

On 5 October Rovers announced that midfielder Elliott Bennett had signed a new 2-year contract.[45]

November[edit]

On 3 November Rovers announced that midfielder Willem Tomlinson had signed a new & extended contract until 2019.[46]

On 13 November Rovers announced that goalkeeper Andy Fisher had signed a new & extended contract until 2019.[47]

On 28 November Rovers announced that midfielder Lewis Hardcastle had signed a new & extended contract until 2019.[48]

December[edit]

On 18 December Rovers announced that defender Matthew Platt had signed a new & extended contract until 2019.[49]

On 18 December Rovers announced the appointment of Steve Waggott as the club's new chief executive.[50]

Winter Activity[edit]

January[edit]

On 2 January Rovers announced West Brom have recalled Rekeem Harper from his loan spell.[51]

On 5 January Rovers announced that midfielder Liam Feeney will remain on loan at Cardiff City until the end of the season.[52]

On 8 January Rovers announced that defender Paul Downing has signed permanently from Milton Keynes Dons following his loan spell for an undisclosed fee.[53]

On 9 January Rovers announced that striker Adam Armstrong has joined on loan for the remainder of the season from Newcastle United.[54]

On 16 January Rovers announced that attacking midfielder Jack Payne has joined on loan for the remainder of the season from Huddersfield Town.[55]

On 17 January Rovers announced that defender Sam Hart has joined Rochdale on loan for the remainder of the season.[56]

On 18 January Rovers announced that striker Joe Nuttall has signed a new 3 a half year deal, until 2021.[57]

On 19 January Rovers announced the signing of defender Amari'i Bell from Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee on a 2 and half year contract.[58]

On 26 January Rovers announced that midfielder John Buckley had signed his 1st professional contract, until 2020.[59]

On 30 January Rovers announced that defender Elliott Ward has joined Milton Keynes Dons on loan for the remainder of the season.[60]

On 31 January Rovers announced that the club has agreed to terminate the contract of young midfielder Connor Thomson by mutual consent,[61] young center-back Scott Wharton has joined Lincoln City on loan until the end of the season,[62] academy midfielder Callum Wright has joined Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.[63]

February[edit]

On 1 February Rovers announced that goalkeeper David Raya has signed a new 3 a half year deal, until 2021.[64]

On 2 February Rovers announced that young versatile midfielder Lewis Travis has signed a new 3 a half year deal, until 2021.[65]

On 7 February Rovers announced that midfielder Jack Evans had signed his 1st professional contract, until 2020.[66]

On 14 February Rovers announced the signing of highly rated young forward Okera Simmonds from Liverpool on a 1 and half year contract & will link up with the u23s squad.[67]

On 16 February Rovers announced that defender Hayden Carter had signed his 1st professional contract, until 2020.[68]

On 14 February Rovers announced the signing of goalkeeper Oliver Byrne who was recently with Cardiff City on a 1 and half year contract & will link up with the u23s squad.[69]

On 22 February Rovers announced that defender Jack Doyle has joined Derry City on loan for the remainder of the season.[70]

March[edit]

On 3 March Rovers announced that young Canadian midfielder Ben Paton had signed his 1st professional contract, until 2019.[71]

On 16 March Rovers announced that young attacking midfielder Jack Vale had signed his 1st professional contract, until 2020.[72]

On 20 March Rovers announced that young defender Lewis Thompson had signed his 1st professional contract, until 2019.[73]

April[edit]

On 3 April Rovers trio David Raya, Charlie Mulgrew & Bradley Dack have all been included in the EFL League One Team of the Year.[74]

On 15 April Rovers star Bradley Dack has been named as the League One Player of the Year.[75]

On 18 April Rovers players Bradley Dack, Charlie Mulgrew, Danny Graham & Amari'i Bell where announced in the PFA League One Team of the Year.[76]

On 20 April Rovers U23 were crowned champions of the Premier League 2 Division 2.[77]

On 24 April Rovers won promotion back to the Championship, following a 1-0 at Doncaster Rovers.[78]

May[edit]

On 5 May Rovers announced Bradley Dack as the Player of the Season, he also won Goal of the Season with his goal against Peterborough.[79]

On 7 May Rovers held their end of season awards the winners follow:

Young Player – David Raya, Players’ Player – Charlie Mulgrew, Best Newcomer – Richie Smallwood, Unsung Hero – Elliott Bennett, Man of the Match (Seasonal) – Bradley Dack, Goal of the Season – Bradley Dack, Player of the Year – Bradley Dack, Special Achievement – Tony Mowbray.[80]

Squad information[edit]

Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of Birth (Age) Contract Expires Other
Goalkeepers
1 David Raya Spain GK (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 23) 2021[64]
13 Jayson Leutwiler Canada GK (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 29) 2019[32] Option for 1-year extension
37 Andy Fisher England GK (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 20) 2019[47]
Defenders
2 Ryan Nyambe Namibia DF (1997-12-04) 4 December 1997 (age 20) 2020 [26] Option for 1-year extension
3 Derrick Williams Republic of Ireland DF (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 25) 2019[81]
5 Sam Hart England DF (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 22) 2019[40] On loan at Rochdale[56]
14 Charlie Mulgrew Scotland DF/MF (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 32) 2019[82]
15 Elliott Ward England DF (1985-01-19) 19 January 1985 (age 33) 2018[83] On loan at Milton Keynes Dons[60]
16 Paul Caddis Scotland DF (1988-04-19) 19 April 1988 (age 30) 2019[24]
17 Amari'i Bell England DF (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 24) 2020[58]
25 Paul Downing England DF (1991-10-26) 26 October 1991 (age 26) 2019[53] Option for 1-year extension
26 Darragh Lenihan Republic of Ireland DF/MF (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 24) 2019[84]
34 Scott Wharton England DF (1997-10-03) 3 October 1997 (age 21) 2020[43] On loan at Lincoln City[62]
35 Lewis Travis England DF/MF (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 20) 2021[65]
36 Jack Doyle England DF (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 21) 2019[85] On loan at Derry City[70]
39 Matthew Platt England DF (1997-10-03) 3 October 1997 (age 21) 2019[49]
Midfielders
6 Richie Smallwood England MF (1990-12-29) 29 December 1990 (age 27) 2019[13] Option for 1-year extension
7 Liam Feeney England MF (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 31) 2018[86] Option for 1-year extension
On loan at Cardiff City[42]
8 Harry Chapman England MF (1997-11-05) 5 November 1997 (age 20) 2018 (loan)[34] On loan from Middlesbrough
11 Peter Whittingham England MF (1984-09-08) 8 September 1984 (age 34) 2019[9]
19 Jack Payne England MF (1994-10-25) 25 October 1994 (age 23) 2018 (loan)[55] On loan from Huddersfield Town
22 Ben Gladwin England MF (1992-06-08) 8 June 1992 (age 26) 2019[17]
23 Bradley Dack England MF (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 24) 2020[16] Option for 1-year extension
28 Willem Tomlinson England MF (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 20) 2019[46]
29 Corry Evans Northern Ireland MF (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 28) 2019[87]
31 Elliott Bennett Jamaica MF (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 29) 2020[45]
32 Craig Conway Scotland MF (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 33) 2018[88]
42 Joe Rankin-Costello England MF (1999-07-26) 26 July 1999 (age 19) 2019[89]
43 Stefan Mols Spain MF (1999-01-31) 31 January 1999 (age 19) 2019[12]
44 Lewis Hardcastle England MF (1998-07-04) 4 July 1998 (age 20) 2019[48]
Forwards
9 Dominic Samuel England FW (1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 24) 2020[23]
10 Danny Graham England FW (1985-08-12) 12 August 1985 (age 33) 2018[90] Option for 1-year extension
18 Adam Armstrong England FW (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 21) 2018 (loan)[54] On loan from Newcastle United
20 Marcus Antonsson Sweden FW (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 27) 2018 (loan)[35] On loan from Leeds United
38 Joe Nuttall England FW (1997-01-27) 27 January 1997 (age 21) 2021 [57]
41 Lewis Mansell Wales FW (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 21) 2018[91]
45 Daniel Butterworth England FW (1999-09-14) 14 September 1999 (age 19) 2020 [44]

Pre-Season Friendlies[edit]

As of 17 June 2017, Blackburn Rovers have announced six pre-season friendlies against Barrow, Morecambe, Grimsby Town,[92] York City,[93] Carlisle United[94] and Sparta Prague.[95]

League One[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Wigan Athletic (C, P) 46 29 11 6 89 29 +60 98 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Blackburn Rovers (P) 46 28 12 6 82 40 +42 96
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 25 12 9 60 39 +21 87 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Rotherham United (O, P) 46 24 7 15 73 53 +20 79
5 Scunthorpe United 46 19 17 10 65 50 +15 74
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Result by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAHAAHAHHAHHAHAAHAAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAHHHAHAAHAAH
ResultLLWWWWLDWWLDWDDWWWWWWDWDDWWDWLDWWWWDWWWWDDWWLW
Position1522171010101198610106766654333333323233211111211222222
Updated to match(es) played on 31 January 2018. Source: http://www.statto.com/football/teams/blackburn-rovers/2017-2018/results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matchday[edit]

EFL Cup[edit]

The first round draw of the EFL Cup took place on 16 June 2017 and Blackburn Rovers were drawn away to Coventry City.[11] A home tie against Burnley was confirmed for the second round.[98]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, Blackburn Rovers would face Barnet at home in the first round[99] and Crewe Alexandra at home in the second round.[100]

  1. ^ On 12 December, both clubs agreed to reschedule the fixture 24 hours later due to adverse weather conditions.[101]

EFL Trophy[edit]

The first round fixtures of the EFL Trophy (named Checkatrade Trophy for sponsorship reasons) are scheduled for week commencing Monday 28 August.[102]

Blackburn entered the competition at the first round group stage and were drawn against Bury, Rochdale and Stoke City u23s in Northern Group C.[103][104]

2017–18 EFL Trophy Group C Northern Section

Group C[edit]
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Rochdale (Q) 3 1 1 1 0 5 1 +4 6 Round 2
2 L1 Bury (Q) 3 2 0 0 1 4 5 −1 6
3 L1 Blackburn Rovers (E) 3 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 4
4 ACA Stoke City U21s (E) 3 0 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
Updated to match(es) played on 8 November 2017. Source: EFL.com
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Backroom staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Tony Mowbray
Assistant manager England Mark Venus
First-team coach England David Lowe
Goalkeeping coach England Ben Benson
Head of Academy England Stuart Jones
Head of Academy coaching England Tony Carss
Under-23 lead coach Northern Ireland Damien Johnson
Under-23 assistant coach England David Dunn

Last updated: May 2017
Source:[105]

1st Team squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 7 May 2018[106]
No. Pos Nat Player Total League One FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Spain David Raya 47 0 45+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
13 GK Canada Jayson Leutwiler 5 0 1+0 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 GK England Andy Fisher 3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0

2 DF Namibia Ryan Nyambe 35 0 27+2 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 51 1 45+0 1 3+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
14 DF Scotland Charlie Mulgrew (C) 46 14 41+0 14 3+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
16 DF Scotland Paul Caddis 20 0 13+1 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
17 DF England Amari'i Bell 12 0 6+6 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF England Paul Downing 30 1 26+2 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 DF Republic of Ireland Darragh Lenihan 14 1 13+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 DF England Lewis Travis 10 0 0+5 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
39 DF England Matthew Platt 3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+2 0

6 MF England Richie Smallwood 52 3 46+0 2 1+1 0 2+0 1 1+1 0
8 MF England Harry Chapman (on loan from Middlesbrough) 16 1 1+11 1 0+0 0 1+1 0 2+0 0
11 MF England Peter Whittingham 23 0 14+6 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
19 MF England Jack Payne (on loan from Huddersfield Town) 18 1 7+11 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 MF England Ben Gladwin 11 0 0+5 0 1+0 0 1+1 0 3+0 0
23 MF England Bradley Dack 45 18 37+5 18 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 MF England Willem Tomlinson 7 0 0+4 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
29 MF Northern Ireland Corry Evans 36 1 26+6 0 3+0 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
31 MF Jamaica Elliott Bennett 47 2 40+1 2 2+1 0 1+1 0 1+0 0
32 MF Scotland Craig Conway (VC) 28 2 19+5 2 2+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
42 MF England Joe Rankin-Costello 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
43 MF Spain Stefan Mols 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
44 MF England Lewis Hardcastle 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

9 FW England Dominic Samuel 41 8 19+17 5 2+0 2 1+1 1 1+0 0
10 FW England Danny Graham 48 17 29+13 14 3+1 3 0+0 0 2+0 0
18 FW England Adam Armstrong (on loan from Newcastle United) 22 9 17+5 9 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 FW Sweden Marcus Antonsson (on loan from Leeds United) 33 8 22+8 7 1+1 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
38 FW England Joe Nuttall 19 5 3+10 2 2+1 1 0+0 0 1+2 2
41 FW Wales Lewis Mansell 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
45 FW England Daniel Butterworth 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players out on loan:
5 DF England Sam Hart (on loan at Rochdale) 7 0 0+3 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
7 MF England Liam Feeney (on loan at Cardiff City) 4 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
15 DF England Elliott Ward (on loan at Milton Keynes Dons) 15 0 9+1 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
34 DF England Scott Wharton (on loan to Lincoln City) 2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
36 DF England Jack Doyle (on loan to Derry City) 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have left the club:
4 MF England Rakeem Harper (on loan from West Bromwich Albion) 9 0 1+3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 7 May 2018[106]
Rank No. Pos. Name League FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy Total
1 23 MF England Bradley Dack 22 1 0 0 23
2 10 FW England Danny Graham 18 3 0 0 21
3 14 DF Scotland Charlie Mulgrew 15 0 0 0 15
4 18 FW England Adam Armstrong 9 0 1 0 10
5 20 FW Sweden Marcus Antonsson 7 1 2 0 10
= 9 FW England Dominic Samuel 8 2 1 0 11
7 38 FW England Joe Nuttall 2 1 0 2 5
8 6 MF England Richie Smallwood 3 0 2 0 5
9 31 MF Jamaica Elliott Bennett 2 0 0 0 2
= 32 MF Scotland Craig Conway 2 0 0 0 2
11 3 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 1 0 0 0 1
= 8 MF England Harry Chapman 1 0 0 0 1
= 25 DF England Paul Downing 1 0 0 0 1
= 29 MF Northern Ireland Corry Evans 0 0 1 0 1
= 26 DF Republic of Ireland Darragh Lenihan 1 0 0 0 1
= 19 MF England Jack Payne 1 0 0 0 1
Own goal 2 0 0 0 2
Total 82 6 3 2 93

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 7 May 2018[106]
No. Pos. Name League One FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy Total
Yellow card Yellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardRed card Red card
1 GK Spain David Raya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 DF Namibia Ryan Nyambe 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
4 MF England Rakeem Harper 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
5 DF England Sam Hart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
6 MF England Richie Smallwood 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
8 MF England Harry Chapman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
9 FW England Dominic Samuel 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1
10 FW England Danny Graham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 MF England Peter Whittingham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 DF Scotland Charlie Mulgrew 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
15 DF England Elliott Ward 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 DF England Amari'i Bell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 MF England Jack Payne 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 FW Sweden Marcus Antonsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 MF England Bradley Dack 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
25 DF England Paul Downing 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
26 DF Republic of Ireland Darragh Lenihan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
28 MF England Willem Tomlinson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 MF Northern Ireland Corry Evans 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
31 MF Jamaica Elliott Bennett 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1
32 MF Scotland Craig Conway 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 DF England Scott Wharton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
35 DF England Lewis Travis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
38 FW England Joe Nuttall 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Total 62 1 2 5 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 72 1 5

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
27 May 2017 CF Scotland Kyle Connell Motherwell Undisclosed [107]
27 May 2017 CF American Samoa Callum Dolan Manchester United Undisclosed [107]
27 June 2017 CM England Bradley Dack Gillingham £750,000 [16]
28 June 2017 CM England Ben Gladwin Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed [17]
1 July 2017 CM England Richie Smallwood Rotherham United Free [13]
1 July 2017 CM England Peter Whittingham Cardiff City Free [9]
19 July 2017 CF England Dominic Samuel Reading Undisclosed (~£500,000)[108] [23]
20 July 2017 DF Scotland Paul Caddis Free agent [a] Free [24]
22 July 2017 CF England Joe Nuttall Free agent [b] Free [27]
2 August 2017 GK Canada Jayson Leutwiler Shrewsbury Town Undisclosed [32]
13 August 2017 GF England Charlie Albinson Free agent [c] Free [111]
13 August 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Aaron Dillon Free agent [d] Free [111]
31 August 2017 DF England Sam Hart Liverpool Undisclosed [40]
  1. ^ Caddis joined Rovers following his departure from Bury.[109]
  2. ^ Nuttall joined Rovers following his release by Aberdeen.[110]
  3. ^ Albinson joined Rovers following his release by Manchester City.
  4. ^ Dillon joined Rovers following his release by Galway United.[112]

Total outgoing: +/- ~£1,250,000 (undisclosed fee)

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CM Nigeria Hope Akpan Burton Albion [a] Released [5]
1 July 2017 LB England Joshua Askew Salford City [b] Released [5]
1 July 2017 CB England Wes Brown India Kerala Blasters [c] Released [5]
1 July 2017 CB Scotland Gordon Greer Kilmarnock [d] Released [5]
1 July 2017 CM England Danny Guthrie Indonesia Mitra Kukar [e] Released [5]
1 July 2017 RB Wales Adam Henley United States Real Salt Lake [f] Released [5]
1 July 2017 LW England Ramirez Howarth Skelmersdale United [g] Released [5]
1 July 2017 CM England Jason Lowe Birmingham City [h] Released [5]
1 July 2017 LB Wales Ben Williams Barnsley [i] Released [5]
1 July 2017 CM[clarification needed] England Connor Mahoney Bournemouth [j][118] £425,000 (+ add ons tribunal) [5]
1 July 2017 CF[clarification needed][clarification needed] Scotland Callum Hendry St Johnstone [k] Released [5]
12 July 2017 RW England Tre Pemberton Stoke City [l] Released [5]
21 July 2017 CF[clarification needed] Republic of Ireland Anthony Stokes Hibernian [m] Mutual Consent [25]
26 July 2017 GK England Jason Steele Sunderland Undisclosed fee [29]
  1. ^ Akpan joined Burton Albion following his release.[22]
  2. ^ Askew joined Salford City following his release.[113]
  3. ^ Brown joined Kerala Blasters following his release.[37]
  4. ^ Greer joined Kilmarnock following his release.[30]
  5. ^ Guthrie joined Mitra Kukar following his release.[114]
  6. ^ Henley joined Real Salt Lake following his release.[115]
  7. ^ Howarth joined Skelmersdale United following his release.[116]
  8. ^ Lowe joined Birmingham City following his release.[38]
  9. ^ William joined Barnsley following his release.[117]
  10. ^ Mahoney joined Bournemouth following his rejection of a new contract offer.[19]
  11. ^ Hendry joined St Johnstone following his release.[119]
  12. ^ Pemberton joined Stoke City following his release.[120]
  13. ^ Stokes joined Hibernian following his release.[33]

Total incoming: +/- ~£ £425,000 + further Undisclosed fee's ( * Connor Mahoney transfer fee £425,000 as determined by tribunal including additional add on fee's – ** Jason Steele transfer Undisclosed, however estimated to be around £560,000 with add ons.)

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Length Ref.
4 August 2017 MF England Harry Chapman Middlesbrough Season-long [34]
11 August 2017 CF Sweden Marcus Antonsson Leeds United Season-long [35]
31 August 2017 CM England Rekeem Harper West Bromwich Albion Season-long (recalled 2 January 2018) [a] [39]
31 August 2017 DF England Paul Downing Milton Keynes Dons Season-long (signed permanently)[b] [41]
  1. ^ On 2 January 2018, West Brom recalled Harper.[51]
  2. ^ On 8 January 2018, Rovers signed Downing permanently.[53]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Length Ref.
31 August 2017 MF[clarification needed] England Liam Feeney Cardiff City 5-month loan (extended)[a] [42]
  1. ^ On 5 January 2018, Cardiff extended the loan until the end of the season.[52]

Winter[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
8 January 2018 DF England Paul Downing Milton Keynes Dons Undisclosed [53]
19 January 2018 DF England Amari'i Bell Fleetwood Town Undisclosed [58]
14 February 2018 FW England Okera Simmonds Liverpool Undisclosed [67]
17 February 2018 GK England Oliver Byrne Cardiff City Free [69]

Transfers Out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
31 January 2018 CM England Connor Thomson Halifax Town [a] Contract Mutually Terminated [61]
31 January 2018 RW England Callum Wright Leicester City Undisclosed Fee [63]
  1. ^ Thomson joined Halifax Town following his release.[121]

Loans In[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Length Ref.
9 January 2018 FW England Adam Armstrong Newcastle United Season-long [54]
16 January 2018 MF England Jack Payne Huddersfield Town Season-long [55]

Loans Out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Length Ref.
17 January 2018 DF England Sam Hart Rochdale 6-month loan [56]
30 January 2018 DF England Elliott Ward Milton Keys Dons 6-month loan [60]
31 January 2018 DF England Scott Wharton Lincoln City 6-month loan [62]
14 February 2018 GK Republic of Ireland Aaron Dillon Republic of Ireland Bray Wanderers 5-month loan [122]
22 February 2018 DF England Jack Doyle Republic of Ireland Derry City 5-month loan [70]

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