Joey Barton had looked at other options before deciding on signing Anderson from Newcastle. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Ten former Bristol Rovers players out of contract and available for free this summer

It has been an exciting second half to the season for Joey Barton and his Bristol Rovers squad.

The Gas sit just three points and two places shy of the League Two automatic promotion spots with just six games remaining.

Key clashes against the likes of Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers will go a long way to decided whether Barton’s side secure a top three place or are forced into the lottery of the play-offs.

But no matter what happens over the next six weeks, Barton faces a busy summer as he looks to freshen up his squad in a bid to challenge in whatever division his side should find themselves in next season.

There has been plenty of speculation over where Barton could strengthen and big decisions will have to be made over the future of several current Rovers stars.

As usual, a whole host of names from across the football pyramid will find themselves out of contract this summer and there are a number of former Rovers players on the lengthy list.

Bristol World picks out ten of them as they await news on their future at their current clubs.

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