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5 July 2014

Five new signings pictured at training

Pictured together for the first time are Rovers five new signings to date.

From left to right they are; Stuart Sinclair, Jake Gosling, Matt Taylor, Lee Mansell and Jamie White

Stuart Sinclair became Rovers fifth summer signing, and the second former Salisbury City player to link up with his former boss, Darrell Clarke, in June. 

An energetic, box to box midfielder, he made 37 appearances in all competitions for the Whites last season.

He began his career with Luton Town and on leaving the Hatters he played for Cambridge City, Bedford Town, Dunstable Town and Arlesey Town as well as Salisbury.

A graduate of Exeter City's Academy, Jake Gosling went on to score once in 12 outings for the Grecians and during his Exeter career he enjoyed loan spells at Dorchester Town and Gloucester City.

The midfielder made his international debut for Gibraltar, against Estonia, in May 2014 and scored the goal that earned his country a 1-1 draw.

Having announced that he would be leaving Exeter, he subsequently put pen to paper on a contract with Rovers, arriving at the Memorial Stadium last month.

A member of the England 'C' squad, for whom he scored three goals in games against Hungary and Sparta Prague 'B' in May, Matt Taylor Arrived at the Memorial Stadium from Forest Green Rovers a month later.

He began his career with Oxford and went on to join Southern League South & West Division outfit North Leigh for whom he scored 80 goals in two seasons.

In September 2011, after a trial with Cheltenham Town, Matt signed for Forest Green Rovers and scored ten goals in his first season at the New Lawn.

Last season he scored six goals in seven games for Chester City whilst on loan with them.

Lee Mansell spent eight years with Torquay United and, at the time of joining Rovers in June he was the Gulls captain and longest serving player.

He turned down the opportunity to extend his stay at Plainmoor in favour of joining Rovers and brings a wealth of experience with him, having made 380 appearances in all competitions for Torquay.

The Gloucester born midfielder began his career with Luton Town, for whom he scored eight goals in 47 league appearances. Whilst at Kenilworth Road, he also played five games for Nuneaton Borough during a loan spell with them.

During one season with Oxford, in 2005/06, he appeared in 44 league games, scoring once.

He was a member of the Torquay side who, along with Rovers, were relegated to the Conference at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

A graduate of the Southampton Academy, Jamie White was the winner of the 2006/07 Academy Player of the Year Award and went on to appear in three league games for the Saints.

A loan spell with Shrewsbury Town yielded one goal in nine league appearances and he spent another loan spell with Eastleigh before joining them on a non-contract basis following his release from Southampton.

He signed for the Queensland State League side Whitsunday Miners in 20011 and scored nine goals in 36 games whilst in Australia.

In 2011/12 he scored an incredible 51 goals in 32 games for Wessex Premier League side Winchester City and the following season he signed for Salisbury City, who were managed by Darrell Clarke, and in two 
years with the Whites he scored 36 goals in 69 appearances.

He obviously made an impression on Darrell, as he became the first of his summer signings, arriving at the Memorial Stadium in June.

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