After four years at Exeter City, Marcus Stewart has left to join the club where he began his career.
Stewart has taken up the position of youth development coach at Bristol Rovers, where he will help 18-21 year olds make the transition to senior football.
The popular player enjoyed an illustrious career during which he scored 254 goals in 782 games. After first signing for Rovers, Stewart also played for Huddersfield, Ipswich, Sunderland, Bristol City, Preston and Yeovil before joining Exeter in July 2008. He scored his 250th goal in the League One game at Carlisle United on August 22 2009.
He retired from professional football in April 2011 to join Exeter’s coaching staff, his final appearance being as a substitute for the Grecians in a 2–0 win against Rovers.
Stewart said: "I've loved every minute of my time at the club both on and off the field. Having played and coached for three years it was great to be a part of the backroom staff.
"I wish Paul and the team all the best for the season. They'll be one of the first results I look for and I'm sure they'll have a good season.”
And everyone at Exeter City Football Club equally wishes Marcus the very best and thank him for the qualities he brought to the club and his dedication on and off the pitch.