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JERMAINE EASTER
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UPDATED 10:38 12th January 2015

Welsh International striker Jermaine joined the club on 12th January 2015 having been released by Millwall.

A League Cup semi-finalist with both Wycombe and Crystal Palace, he was named in the League Two Team of the Year for 2006/07.

Although he never started a game at Hartlepool, he was an effective impact substitute, scoring in the home matches against Torquay and Southend aftermaking his League bow in the 1-1 draw with Halifax in March 2001.

After experiencing promotion at Hartlepool, he scored twice in Cambridge’s 4-3 win at Darlington in March 2004 and Boston’s 4-0 victory over Notts County in

March 2005, as well as playing as Stockport, under his former Hartlepool manager Chris Turner, crashed to a 6-0 defeat at Carlisle the following October.

Easter’s arrival at Wycombe led to the most prolific spell of his career.

On as a substitute, he was sent clear three times and beat Bury goalkeeper Alan Fettis with two drives and a lob to record all the goals in a 3-0 victory in August 2006 and he was the Players’ Player of the Year at Wycombe in 2006/07 after the club’s extraordinary League Cup run.

A loan spell at Colchester was cut short by medial ligament trouble. However, further success came at MK Dons, where he was named Sports Writers’ Player of the Year for 2009/10, having recorded 19 goals in all competitions, including seven in a five game autumnal burst, as Dons reached the Football League Trophy regional final.

A solitary Swansea goal in the 1-0 victory over Barnsley in December 2010 he also scored with his first touch as a substitute on his return début, as Charlton were defeated 2-0 in March 2013 and added a late consolation goal, again as a substitute, in a 6-1 defeat at Norwich on Boxing Day 2014 on his final appearance in a Millwall shirt.

Easter won the first of his 12 full caps for Wales in the friendly against Northern Ireland in January 2007.

He made his Rovers debut as a second half substitute, against Woking, on 17th January 2015 and scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win against Aldershot Town on 20th March 2015.

Of his 47 games for the club last season, 22 were from the bench but he remains an Important member of Darrell Clarke’s squad where his influence and experience comes to the fore, both on and off the pitch.

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