Rovers today made it a hat trick of players signing new contracts this week when Stuart Sinclair signed a new deal to extend his stay with the club.
Stuart became Rovers fifth summer signing, and the second former Salisbury City player to link up with his former boss, Darrell Clarke, in June 2014.
His energetic, box to box, performances quickly made him a firm favourite with Rovers supporters and he has gone from strength to strength since his arrival.
Darrell said today; “It’s very pleasing to know that Stuart has decided to extend his stay with us as he is a valuable member of the squad and has made the transition from The Conference to the Football League with consummate ease.
“I’ve known Stuart for a long time and his infectious enthusiasm for the game and his tremendous work ethic makes him a shining example to the younger players at the club.”
Sinclair, enthusiastic as ever, said; “I just wanted to get everything sorted and not have to worry about it. It’s fantastic news as far as I’m concerned.”
Stuart 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.
He made his Rovers debut on the opening day of the 2014/15 season in a 0-0 draw against Grimsby Town and scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win at Lincoln on 13th September.
His first season with the club ended prematurely when he was injured at Gateshead in February 2015 and, unfortunately, injury caused him to miss the run-in to last season’s promotion campaign though he did appear in 34 games in all competitions.
He scored his first goal of the current campaign last Saturday, at Oxford, and his Rovers career to date has taken in 87 league games and six goals whilst he has made another 12 appearances in all other competitions.