Bristol Rovers player ratings vs Peterborough: Baggott and Sinclair stand out in defeat

Elkan Baggott of Bristol Rovers battles with Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United -Credit:Mat Mingo/PPAUK
Elkan Baggott of Bristol Rovers battles with Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United -Credit:Mat Mingo/PPAUK

Jed Ward - 7

The goalkeeper made an outstanding save early in the first half as the ball seemed to be destined to bury itself in the net before a reactionary paw emerged, flapping it away. From then on, he didn't have too many saves to make as Peterborough either couldn't put together the final ball or Rovers got it away before Joel Randall broke the deadlock.

Again, not much to do in the second half except pick the ball out of his net again late on.

Luca Hoole (off for Jack Hunt 73') - 7

Some big blocks in defence from the right-back who had a solid afternoon against some excellent players for the division. Also tried his best to get forward and put deliveries into the box but certainly helped keep the score down when Peterborough were dominant in the first half.

Connor Taylor (off for James Connolly 6') - N/A

Shame to see the centre-back have to go off so early. Looked to have pulled something when putting the ball out for the corner. We'll have to wait to see how serious it is.

Elkan Baggott - 8

Dominant once again from the Ipswich Town loanee at the back who had a tricky battle against Jonson Clarke-Harris but prevailed superbly. Possibly slightly kind to give a defender an eight in defeat but the Indonesia international stood out once again. From an individual perspective, what an excellent conclusion this has been to a loan spell that started off quite shaky.

Harvey Vale - 6

A couple of decent crosses into the area in the second half but not quite as solid defensively as he has been in the past two games. Still looked to cause danger wherever he could as Gas chased an equaliser.

Jordan Rossiter (off for Kamil Conteh 52') - 7

Tidied up nicely in the middle of the park for Rovers with some big tackles and interceptions in the first half. The midfielder has certainly shown enough to be seen as a nucleus in the middle of the park for the Gas next season if handed a contract and if he can stay fit.

Antony Evans - 6

Not quite his fluid best in the final third playing in a slightly deeper role but did see arguably Rovers' best chance of the game fall to him which forced a decent save from Jed Steer. Always frustrating to see corners go straight into the goalkeeper's hands.

Luke Thomas (off for Harry Vaughan 73') - 6

The ball didn't quite fall for the winger as nicely as it has in recent matches in the final third but his tracking back and pressing was superb which is trademark Thomas.

Brandon Aguilera (off for Luke McCormick 73') - 6

A few bright moments but guilty of losing the ball in seriously dangerous areas on one or two occasions. Not quite sure why the Nottingham Forest loanee didn't test his luck from just outside the area, his eyes certainly flashed a couple of times.

Scott Sinclair - 7

Always looked to be the most likely to create something for Rovers in way of a chance or, with a bit of optimism, a goal. Broke through a number of times in the second half with his pace proving a lot more difficult for Peterborough to deal with.

Jevani Brown - 6

Difficult first half up against the impressive Ronnie Edwards but looked more lively in the second as the stand-in striker dropped deeper to link up with his teammates, somewhere where the forward always looks more comfortable. It was always going to be a tough ask for Brown to lead the line given his creative ability but he gave it a go.


James Connolly (on 6') - 7

Looked solid throughout the game with the defender having to essentially play a full match due to Connor Taylor's early injury. Battled well, won his duels and looked composed on the ball.

Kamil Conteh (on 52') - 6

Filled the Rossiter-sized gap well, linking up with his teammates and looking confident on the ball as the Gas chased an equaliser. Excited for what the midfielder could provide next season.

Harry Vaughan (on 73') - 7

Outstanding contribution from the bench. Given that the Hull City loanee wasn't making the matchday squad this time last week, he has certainly impressed in the two games he has come on in this week. Snatched the ball off Peterborough defenders high up the pitch, linked up well with his teammates and looked a real handful around the penalty area.

Jack Hunt (on 73') - 6

Helped Rovers maintain their momentum as they looked for an equaliser. Best attacking moment was seeing a shot blocked.

Luke McCormick (on 73') - 6

Came on and tried to make an impact but the ball just didn't quite fall for him.