Josh Watch Update 2023+++

Maybe 9000 sold, the memorial isn't that big. They reduced the allocation for Exeter to about 1000 from 1200, Exeter could have easily sold a couple thousand at least.
Maybe 9000 sold, the memorial isn't that big. They reduced the allocation for Exeter to about 1000 from 1200, Exeter could have easily sold a couple thousand at least.
The ground apparently holds 18,500, but maybe less for segregation? You know how rough these West Country types can be! ;)
Rovers made three changes to the starting XI following the defeat at Wycombe - Sinclair, Connolly and Marquis replaced by Loft, Gordon and Finley. Harry Anderson returns to the matchday squad.

BRISTOL ROVERS: Belshaw, Gordon, Finley, Collins, Coutts, Gibson, Loft, Evans, Hoole, Thomas, Coburn.

Subs: Jaakkola, Connolly, Sinclair, Marquis, Anderson, Whelan, Gibbons.

EXETER CITY: Blackman, Caprice, Sparkes, Hartridge, Jay, Collins, Nombe, Kite, Brown, Sweeney, Diabate.

Subs: Lee, Harper, Stansfield, Key, Dieng, Chauke, Grounds.
Josh scored again last night.

A full season with Rovers will work wonders for him, improving his strength, conditioning match experience etc and obviously confidence with the goals he keeps scoring, might have some player on our hands.
Latest from Joey Barton:

Joey Barton believes Bristol Rovers have the best striker in League One

Middlesbrough's talented young frontman Josh Coburn continues to impress for Bristol Rovers


Josh Coburn celebrates scoring against Exeter City (Andy Watts/JMP)

Joey Barton believes Bristol Rovers loan striker Josh Coburn is the best striker in League One and is cautiously optimistic that the 20-year-old will complete the 2022/23 season with the Gas.

Coburn has made a major impact since making his delayed debut for the blue and white quarters on October 8, and scored his seventh goal of the season in the 4-3 defeat to Exeter City on Thursday night.

Aside from his finishing - a goal every 143 minutes and with an impressive 29 per cent shot conversion rate - what’s stood out with each of Coburn’s appearances is how he’s adapted to the physicality of the third tier.

Constantly playing with his back to goal as the frontline striker, Coburn has been the subject of some rough treatment from opposition defenders but on each occasion has stuck to his task and diligently carried out the game plan.
Having previously tipped him to earn England honours in the future, should he continue on this trajectory, Barton doesn’t think there’s a single striker better than Coburn across the division.

“I think we’ve got the best striker in the division,” Barton said. “I think he’s as good as anybody. Another goal against Exeter, but his overall play is really improving and the regular starts and 90 minutes, Middlesbrough are going to get a hell of a player back. Hopefully in the summer, when they recall him.”
As for the contenders for that title, assuming Barton isn't considering Aaron Collins - more of a withdrawn forward, as is the case with Exeter's Jevani Brown - former Gas striker Jonson Clarke-Harris leads the goalscoring charts with 13 and is the obvious candidate but there aren't too many notable names outside of the Peterborough United frontman.

Portsmouth's Colby Bishop has cooled off after a fine start, and Victor Adeboyejo doesn't possess the same all-round game as Coburn. Sheffield Wednesday's Michael Smith and Sam Vokes of Wycombe Wanderers would be the obvious more established other names, but they have six and three goals, respectively, this term.
Last week, Middlesbrough head of football Kieran Scott and manager Michael Carrick were in agreement that despite Boro holding a January recall clause, it makes sense for the 20-year-old to remain at the Mem until the end of the season.

Providing he stays injury-free, at his current rate of usage he’ll have made more than 30 appearances and likely exceeded 15 goals, an experience that is of considerable benefit to Boro in the long-term than him occupying a bench place in Carrick’s matchday 18.

Barton admits it’s impossible to say definitely that Coburn will still be a Rovers player on February 1, but with Chuba Akpom on fire in the Championship and Duncan Watmore and Matt Crooks also occupying attacking roles with Rodrigo Muniz, Marcus Forss and Matthew Hoppe also in the squad, unless there any of them sustain serious injuries over the next month, the Gas should be able to continue to use their No40.

“They never are, are they?” Barton said, when asked if it’d been confirmed whether Coburn will stay beyond this window. “First of Feb, he might be. Because it’s only Middlesbrough he can play for.

"I see Chuba Akpom scoring a hat-trick and Forss, so they’ve got some talent there. Michael has come out and said this is the perfect place for him, so barring any madness at Middlesbrough in terms of a bad run of games or injuries, I don’t think (he’ll go back in January).”

They are home to Cheltenham today most probably watch that for the football fix, if he starts which will most probably be the case.
The most important thing is that he's playing and genuinely looks like he's enjoying himself. Throwing himself into the goal celebrations etc.

He played the other day and maybe another 90mins this aft. He's racking up the minutes and will come back better for it.

I've read various tweets from Bristol rovers fans. They love him (some even suggesting they sign him😂). They can't get over how strong and physical he is for his age. So again he's getting built up in a 'man's league'

To be fair Warnock said he simply didn't care who he went up against in training. Happy to give the likes of Fry and Bamba a going over. So shouldn't be suprised.

Carrick is missing out on those sausages though lol.
Had it the net again but just offside went to early. He will bag a few I think for them, seems him and Collins have built up a good partnership