Brian O'Donnell Gary Owers


BRIAN O'DONNELL Feb 1986 - May 1987 Appearances: 58 (5) Goals: 2
Well-travelled midfielder Brian spent 15 months with City where he was the model professional. Amongst his former clubs were Crystal Palace, AFC Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers and Torquay, and he also spent seven years playing in Australia. After leaving City at the end of the 1986-87 season he went onto play for Basingstoke Town, Bashley, Poole Town and Salisbury before becoming manager with Bournemouth Poppies and then Poole in early 2002. Was sacked by the South Coast club in August 2002.

From: Blacktown City (Australia) To: Basingstoke Town Now: Retired

GARY OWERS Oct 2003 - May 2005 Appearances: 64 (3) Goals: 6
Gary surpringly left Twerton Park in May 2005 after he was offered the managers position at Forest Green Rovers. Joined City in October 2003 from the Gloucestshire club as player coach but within a month was elevated to the manager's hot-seat following the sacking of Alan Pridham. Continued to play and looked to have City heading in the right direction before his sudden departure. In a long professional career Gary made over 600 appearances, including an FA Cup Final outing against Liverpool, for Sunderland, Bristol City and Notts County, before dropping into non-league football with Forest Green.

From: Forest Green To: Forest Green Now: Forest Green (manager)