Ben Garner was appointed manager of Bristol Rovers in December and he began to stamp his mark on the squad at The Memorial Stadium during the January transfer window.
Some players at the club won’t have had the easiest ride during their time there and some will be eyeing up a fresh start when the summer transfer window comes around.
Players will feel as if their time with the club is up and that their services are no longer required for the rest of their contract while others will let their deals run down before moving on.
Here are two Bristol Rovers players that will surely be eyeing up a fresh start with summer in sight…
Things haven’t been plain sailing for the striker since he signed in the summer of 2017.
He has divided the fanbase as he has shown glimpses of the true talent that he possesses while failing to deliver on a consistent basis over the last two-and-a-half years.
He scored nine goals in 117 games for the Pirates as it became increasingly clear early into Garner’s tenure that Nichols would be deemed surplus to requirements as he often found himself on the bench or not included in the squad.
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Nichols was sent out on loan to Cheltenham Town in the January transfer window as he looks to get his confidence back.
The forward’s contract is thought to be up this summer and he will be looking towards a fresh start as the loan spell with Cheltenham will give him a chance to put himself in the shop window.
The winger joined the club in the winter of 2018 after departing Portsmouth by mutual consent however things haven’t gone too well for the 29-year-old at the club.
He has scored just four goals in 61 appearances as manager Garner has frozen him out of the matchday squad at The Memorial Stadium with his last appearance coming on New Year’s Day.
Bennett showed the talent he has while on loan with Swindon Town last season as he netted four goals in 15 appearances but failed to replicate that form in the minimal chances he was given with Rovers this season.
He has shown that he is up to the standard of League One before but he will be seeking a fresh start when the summer comes to try and get his career back on track and find his form elsewhere.