04.07.23 George Friend Signs

Bristol Rovers is delighted to announce the signing of left-sided defender George Friend on a one-year deal.

The free agent, 35, was previously at Championship side Birmingham City and becomes the fourth new player to sign for Rovers this summer. 

Born in Barnstaple, Friend started his career at Exeter City before moving to Wolves and then Doncaster Rovers prior to spending eight years at Middlesborough, where he made 266 appearances, scoring nine goals. 

Rovers' boss Joey Barton said: "George is a class act and his experience speaks for itself. He will make a great addition to our defensive line and I look forward to working with him."

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