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HARRISON SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

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19:58 12th June 2013

Ellis signs three year deal

Ellis Harrison has today committed his future to Bristol Rovers.

The young star has signed a new three year contract with the club.

Manager John Ward said: “I am delighted that we have got a young player of Ellis’ ability to stay with the club for this length of time.

“Hopefully now, he and the club can develop together and achieve some success.

“Over the next couple of years we expect more games for him, and for him to develop at Football League level.

“We have already seen what he is capable of, but he is only 19 and there needs to be patience from Ellis, myself and the supporters. We have a great opportunity here.”

The 19-year-old was handed his debut by Stuart Campbell in April 2011, when he came on as a second half substitute against Southampton.

Last summer he was handed his first professional contract, and since the arrival of John Ward he has made 12 first team appearances, scoring three goals.

Chairman Nick Higgs said: “I am very pleased that another promising youngster has committed his future to the club.

“Ellis has done incredibly well this season, and is a shining example to other young players coming through the Academy system.

“We are very keen to reward our young talent, and we are all very pleased that Ellis has grabbed his opportunity with both hands.

“He burst on to the scene with a bang, and cemented himself a spot in the first team squad.

“He is a player with a very exciting future ahead of him, and we hope that both he and the club can go places together.”

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