Thanks, no thanks: Bristol Rovers

No Thanks – Worrell Sterling


Watford, Peterborough and Bristol Rovers had all seen the best of Worrell Sterling.

We didn’t.

Unfortunately, by the time he rocked up at Sincil Bank it became clear his best days were behind him. He made his debut as we slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Torquay United on the opening day of the season and he went on to be a bit-part player through niggling injuries and a loss of form.

Interestingly, depending on your interpretation of the word, he did play in our famous 2-2 draw with a full-strength Southampton side in the Coca Cola Cup in 1996. That game had been set up by the two-legged win against Man City, in which he played no part and the run was ended by the Saints at Sincil Bank, again without his input.

He made his last appearance in a 4-0 home win over Swansea during which he was replaced by a debutant Craig Stones. After football, he went into teaching and he presently lectures at Peterborough Regional College in Sport Studies.