One of five players offered new deals by manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the season, Ryan Broom, today became the second of that quintet to put pen to paper and agree to a contract extension.
Speaking at The Memorial Stadium this morning, the 20-year-old Welshman said; “I’m happy to be signing a new contract and looking forward to pushing on again next season.
“I managed to force my way into the squad towards the end of last season and was delighted to get more minutes under my belt and hope to take that progress into the new campaign.”
Ryan first joined the club as a 12-year-old and graduated through the ranks before being offered his first professional contract in the summer of 2015.
A regular in our U-18 side during his two years as a scholar, Ryan also attended two Welsh Training camps, though he has yet to represent his country at international level.
Predominantly a right-sided midfielder, he is very quick and likes to get forward as often as possible.
Ryan made his senior debut for Rovers when going on as a second-half substitute against Birmingham City in a Capital One Cup tie at The Memorial Stadium on 11th August 2015 and he then enjoyed a two-month loan spell with Taunton Town.
He made his league debut on 19th March 2016 when he went on as a late substitute in our 4-1 win against Newport County at Rodney Parade.
In the season just ended Ryan spent time on loan with Bath City and during his time at Twerton Park he scored once in six Vanarama Conference South League games.
On his return to the Memorial Stadium, he went on to make five more appearances from the bench before the season’s end.
You can hear what Broomy had to say on his new deal by watching the video below: