Manager Darrell Clarke was pleased that the two youngsters had put pen to paper on a new deal and said; “Both spent time on loan at other clubs last season and that certainly aided their development and now the challenge for them is to push hard for a first team place.”
Chairman Nick Higgs added; “It’s always nice to be able to offer contracts to youngsters who have spent time in our Academy as Jamie and Danny did before signing their pro contracts last summer.
“We received excellent reports on them from the clubs they were on loan at last season and now they are on the cusp of our first team and I wish them every success for next season.”
Both have just completed their first year as professionals after two years as scholars and both went out on loan last season.
Swansea born Jamie was actually brought up in Bromsgrove and spent a season with Bristol Rovers Central, an outreach Development Group of the club based in Henley in Arden.
A prolific striker for our youth team, he completed two years as a scholar in the summer of 2014, although he had been offered a pro deal at the end of his first year, following an outstanding season for our U-18 side in 2012/13 when they completed a league and cup double.
He made his Rovers debut in our home game against Rochdale on 21st May 2014, when going on as a late substitute at the Memorial Stadium.
Jamie spent time on loan at Gloucester City last season as well as two loan spells with Weston super Mare.
Danny, another graduate of our Academy, has been with the club since he was 10 years of age and worked his way up through every age group from that point.
He was also a member of the U-18 side that clinched a league and cup double in 2012/13.
A left back, he was offered a pro contract after spending two years as a scholar.
Danny spent time on loan at Mangotsfield United and Truro City last season.