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Lucas Tomlinson pens new deal

25 June 2020

Bristol Rovers F.C is delighted to announce that Lucas Tomlinson has agreed terms on a new contract.

The 19-year-old, who signed his first pro deal with the Club back in May 2019, has put pen to paper on a new deal.

A product of the Club's Academy, standout performances for the Under-18 side in the 2018-19 season and eight matches for the Development Squad propelled the promising talent to the fringes of the first-team heading into the 2019/20 campaign.

After signing a professional deal last summer, Tomlinson was part of the first-team squad that headed to Dublin for a pre-season training camp and was on the scoresheet in our 7-0 pre-season friendly win against St Mochta’s.

The energetic playmaker made his first competitive outing for the Gas back in September 2019, featuring against Chelsea's U21's in the Leasing.com Trophy.

Further appearances in the competition followed, as the youngster gained more game time in fixtures against both Swindon Town and Leyton Orient.

Tomlinson's first outing in Sky Bet League One soon followed, as he was introduced from the bench during our victory over Ipswich Town in December, with the teenager finishing the campaign with five first-team appearances to his name.

Speaking about the deal, Manager Ben Garner commented, "Lucas has agreed a new deal which we are pleased with. He has transitioned well from the Academy this season and is another player who has progressed through the system. Lucas has the desire to try and force his way into the first-team squad and he now has the opportunity to do just that."

Development Squad Manager, Lee Mansell added, "Lucas is a talented young lad who is deserving of his new contract.

"He’s made his debut and has shown glimpses of the talent he possesses in a number of other appearances for the first team.

"Lucas is brilliant to work with and his attitude and willingness to listen and get better should hopefully see him break through fully into the first-team squad."


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