‘This is embarrassing’ Bristol Rovers chant as loud boos heard after Accrington defeat

The Gas remained in the relegation zone after their latest defeat to Accrington
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Bristol Rovers voiced their opinion as they booed after the referee’s full-time whistle after the 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley.

Joe Pritchard’s 54th minute header consigned the Gas to their fifth defeat in seven league matches, keeping them 21st in the League One standings, as they try to find their feet in the division.

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In the early stages of the match, nervous groans could be heard amongst the crowd as the team passed the ball around their back line, whilst also being frustrated with decisions from the referee.

After Accrington took the lead, a section of home supporters chanted ‘You’re nothing special, we lose every week’ after Stanley celebrated their goal which came on the counter-attack.

Towards the end of the match, ‘this is embarrassing’ could also be heard amongst some of the home faithful as they made their thoughts known after another loss.

After Rovers failed to salvage a point after six minutes of additional time were shown, fans booed after the referee’s whistle confirmed a third straight home defeat for Joey Barton’s men.

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Joey Barton in his pre-match press conference was aware of the boos and apologised for the manner of the performance, which resulted in their sixth defeat in ten league matches.

They have not won a match since defeating Oxford United 1-0 on August 13, and are struggling with form with one of the worst in the English Football League.

They have been dealt a blow with several injuries all differing in their severity, which has made for an unsettled side.

This was the first match that they were able to escape any suspension from too with Jordan Rossiter and Bobby Thomas back.

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Rovers persisted with their three centre-back system with Alfie Kilgour and Thomas returning to the side whilst Luca Hoole was absent through his international commitments with Wales.

Antony Evans meanwhile dropped to the bench with captain Paul Coutts given a start ahead of him, he came off the bench but was unable to impact the match.

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