New Signing: Rob Gerrard

  • Name: Rob Gerrard
  • Age: 22 Years Old
  • Position: Left Back

We labelled Rob as a target at the beginning of August after hearing through a network of trusted football people of his obvious talents. Having watched him a number of times over recent months he has displayed real quality both in his defensive and offensive work. Strong, combative and a good passer of the ball he certainly fits the bill in what we have been looking for and we are delighted to have secured his services.

He’s started the season at Reading City FC who we thank for their help in making this a smooth process and wishing Rob the best with his future.

Jason Bristow: ‘We’re really pleased to have signed Rob. We’ve asked a number of our players to do a job at left back in recent months, all of which have done really well, but we are pleased to now have a natural left back – particularly one of Rob’s quality. He’s amongst a really good group here so we are sure he will settle in quickly and continue to develop.’

Rob Gerrard: ‘I’m really excited by the opportunity and it’s something I have been working towards. I’ve already trained with the boys this week and the quality of the team is really impressive as was the intensity in which they train. I am looking forward to getting started and helping Basingstoke win games.’




  1. Hi Martin, sounds like Rob Gerrard has a great start to Basingstoke career and looks set at the left back role.
    What does this mean for Jim Orvis, as I presume Bennett will have a midfield role going forward?

  2. Yes Larry, apart from the poor touch which led to Wimborne’s 2nd goal, which was way offside anyway, he was assured at left-back, has some speed and look good going forward. Hopefully he can be the missing piece at left-back for the season, although I wonder how we are paying for him?