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22 November 2013

Striker to stay until January

Striker Chris Beardsley has extended his loan spell with Bristol Rovers

The 29-year-old Preston forward will now stay at the Memorial Stadium until January 5th.

Beardsley has started all four matches since he joined the club, scoring in both FA Cup games against York.

Manager John Ward said: “Chris is a really good team player, and a senior pro who brings experience to our young team.

“As well as scoring a couple of goals, he is hard working and has a great attitude, both on and off the pitch.

“He has done everything I hoped he would do here, and more, and I am delighted he has extended his loan with us.”

Beardsley began his career in the Mansfield youth set up, before signing a professional contract in 2003.

In the summer of 2004 he moved to Doncaster, before heading to Kidderminster in December of the same year.

Following Kidderminster’s relegation, he moved back to Mansfield in the summer of 2005.

He then had a short spell at Rushden and Diamonds, before joining York City in 2007.

After impressing on a loan spell at Kettering, he joined the club and helped them gain promotion to the Conference Premier.

In May 2009 he joined Stevenage, where he scored 10 times in 47 appearances as the club were promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history.

Beardsley decided not to renew his contract at the club, and made the move to Preston in August 2012.   

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