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Rovers Complete Signing of Sion Spence on Loan

9 July 2021

The Club can today confirm the loan signing of Sion Spence from Crystal Palace.

The highly-rated Wales Under-21 international midfielder arrives at the Mem on a season-long loan.

Spence impressed last term with the Eagles' U23 side in the Premier League 2 competition, registering 7 goals and 4 assists in just 15 games.

The attacking midfielder started his career at Cardiff City, where he broke into the U23 side at the age of 16.

During his time with the Bluebirds, the youngster was named Academy Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season and progressed during the 2018/19 campaign to score 11 goals in 15 games for the U23 side.

His spell in South Wales also included a stint on loan at Barry Town.

The 20-year-old made the switch to Crystal Palace in September 2020 and he continued to show an eye for goal, scoring 7 goals and adding 4 assists in just 15 games for the Eagles' U23 side in the Premier League 2 .

Speaking about the signing of the Spence, Rovers Manager Joey Barton said, "We are delighted that Sion has joined us for the 2021/22 campaign.

"Sion is highly rated at Crystal Palace where he played as an attacking midfielder, scoring and creating goals.

"We are hopeful he can come here, make the transition into senior football and have a positive season with us."

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