Former Bristol Rovers striker Junior Agogo dies aged 40

Credit: PA

Former Bristol Rovers striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40.

The Ghanaian international played for the Gas between 2003 and 2006, scoring 41 goals in 126 appearances.

Agogo in action against Carlisle's Peter Murphy at The Memorial Stadium in Bristol. Credit: PA

One of Agogo's best remembered performances for Rovers came in October 2004 against Yeovil Town at the Memorial Stadium.

The Gas were trailing 2-0 and were down to nine men after having Dave Savage and Steve Elliott sent off.

But they fought back to claim a thrilling draw, thanks mainly to an outstanding performance from Agogo.

The Rovers striker set up James Hunt to make it 2-1 and then scored a dramatic equaliser himself to rescue a point for his side.

Watch the original ITV report by Phil Duffell on this controversial game here:

Bristol Rover tweeted "RIP Junior Agogo" calling the player "a Gas legend".

The club has announced plans to pay respects to the former player with a tribute on the big screen before their game against Oxford United on Saturday (24 August) - as well as a a minute's applause before kick-off.

In a tweet his former club Sheffield Wednesday said: "Our thoughts are with Junior's family and friends at this very difficult time".

Agogo suffered a stroke in 2015, struggling with his speech afterwards.