Chris Lines joins on loan from Bath City

Yate Town are pleased to announce that vastly experienced, and former Bristol Rovers favourite, Chris Lines (38) has signed on loan from Bath City.  Chris has a wealth of Football League experience in a highly successful career. Yate Town would like to thank Bath City and manager Jerry Gill for their help in making this signing possible.

Yate Town manager Darren Mullings said, “I am extremely pleased to be able to bring Chris in on loan from Bath City. He will bring a wealth of experience and of course undoubted quality to our squad. I am looking forward to seeing the impact he will have in the coming weeks

Chris Lines career: 

The midfield player signed of Bristol Rovers in 2004 and made his debut in January 2006 going on to make 168 appearances and scoring 21 goals before being transferred to Sheffield Wednesday for £50,000 in 2011. He made 47 appearances for the Owls scoring three times and was an important member of the team that gained promotion to the Championship. However, in 2013 he was loaned out to Milton Keynes where he played 16 games before joining Port Vale in July 2013 and was an important member of the side in his first season but in his second season with the Potteries club was loaned to Bristol Rovers towards the end of season 2014/15 and helped them regain their Football League status and promotion from the National League after one season in non-league football. He then permanently joined Bristol Rovers for a second time and spent the next 4 seasons at the Memorial Stadium making a further 138 appearances for the Gas scoring 9 times.

He then moved to Northampton Town in 2019 and helped them getting promoted from League Two before moving onto to League Two Stevenage where he made 44 appearances before joining National League South Bath City in July 2022 where he played 38 games in his first season but has only started 3 games this season and despite being on the bench for many games (29) has only come on 8 times.

Chris also works in insurance now that he is no longer a full-time professional footballer.