Nickname: The Pirates/The Gas
Year formed: 1883
Ground: Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0BF
2008/09 average: 7,170
For visitors: 1,100 in the Uplands Stand
- 1 Norwich City to change shirt sponsor for Preston clash
- 2 'It’s definitely something to build on' - Preston striker on trip to Norwich
- 3 City duo nominated for monthly Championship awards
- 4 PRESSER: Norwich City v Preston - Cantwell back
- 5 Smith takeaways: Cantwell boost; Mind takeover; JT visit
- 6 Chris Sutton: It's time to start giving Dean Smith more credit
- 7 Ian Clarke: Anniversary reminds me how being a Norwich fan is a real adventure
- 8 'Take that and run' - City fans react to Reading point
- 9 Remember when Norwich City steamrolled Carlisle in 1971?
- 10 Smith takeaways: Reading reflections, possession frustrations and Cantwell absence
Position last season: 11th in League One
Manager: Paul Trollope (September 2005)
Player to watch - Stuart Campbell: Rovers skipper is a pivotal figure in their style of passing football. The 32-year-old made his name at Leicester, eventually arriving in Bristol via Grimsby in 2004. Good on the ball and tough in the tackle, Campbell is the driving force for Paul Trollope's side and most of their good work comes from his right boot.
Record transfer fee paid: �370,000 (Andy Tilson, QPR, 1992)
Record transfer fee received: �2m (Barry Hayles, Fulham, 1998)
Ticket office: 0117 909 6648
Official website: www.bristolrovers.co.uk
Distance: 238 miles
Journey time: 4 hrs, 5 mins
For directions to the ground go to www.pinkun.com/content/pinkun/norwich-city/away-guide/Map.aspx
Pub: The Annexe Inn on Nevil Road has a garden, conservatory, and seven real ales on tap. Near Gloucestershire cricket ground and about 10 minutes' walk from The Memorial Stadium. There's also the Victoria on Gloucester Road for away fans.
Last league meeting: Norwich City 5, Bristol Rovers 1 (3 October, 2009) Grant Holt scored twice as Norwich City produced a first-half goal rush to sweep aside the challenge of Bristol Rovers at Carrow Road. The recalled Chris Martin's superb free-kick gave the Canaries the lead after eight minutes, but Rovers levelled after 26 minutes with a Jeff Hughes penalty. Wes Hoolahan restored City's lead from a penalty after 31 minutes after he was fouled by Byron Anthony, and skipper Holt scored two minutes later from Simon Lappin's corner. Five minutes before half-time, Holt scored a splendid second to complete an eventful half but it was not until stoppage time at the end of the game that substitute Jamie Cureton wrapped up the scoring after excellent work by Hoolahan.
City connection: City striker Jamie Cureton was a huge success at his hometown club after joining them from Norwich in 1996.