Date: 16th August 2006 at 9:02am
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The Rovers player squad numbers have finally been revealed for the new season. It’s a time everyone looks forward to seeing who gets a previous players shirt number or what youngsters are beginning their rise into the first team squad.

There isn`t a great deal of change really, but with Lucas Neill retaining his #2 shirt, and Brett Emerton his #7 if anything can be read into this it would appear that Mark Hughes is standing firm with his decision not to allow these players to leave during the current transfer window, even if it means they can arrange deals in January and walk away for nothing next summer.

Irish youngster Keith Treacy, called up this for the Northern Ireland U19’s this week receives a squad number for the first time, being handed the #29. New arrival Benni McCarthy is handed the #10, others, Roberts his favourite #30, Francis Jeffers #17 and Jason Brown #23.

One name change this season will see Morten Gamst Pedersen now wearing Gamst as opposed to Pedersen. During the summer he requested permission from the Premier League, which was granted to display Gamst, his mother`s maiden name.

Full list as follows
Brad Friedel #1
Lucas Neill #2
Zurab Khizanishvili #3
Andy Todd #4
Tugay #5
Ryan Nelsen #6
Brett Emerton #7
Robbie Savage #8
Shefki Kuqi #9
Benni McCarthy #10
David Bentley #11
Morten Gamst Pedersen #12
Peter Enckelman #13
Steven Reid #14
Aaron Mokoena #15
Francis Jeffers #17
Paul Gallagher #18
Dominic Matteo #21
Jonathan Douglas #22
Jason Brown #23
Jay McEveley #24
Jermal Johnson #25
Andy Taylor #26
Matt Derbyshire #27
Keith Treacy #29
Jason Roberts #30
Sergio Peter #31
Eddie Nolan #32
Michael Gray #33
Tony Kane #34

 

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