Pirates pair earn new deals

Bristol Rovers have handed contract extensions to striker Eliot Richards and midfielder Ollie Clarke.

Last Updated: 27/04/12 at 17:22

Richards: Signed new deal

Richards: Signed new deal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Richards made the step up from Rovers' youth team in February 2010 and has already scored 10 goals this season, earning him a further two years at the Memorial Ground.

Clarke, who is currently on loan at Evo-Stik League Southern side Clevedon Town, has battled his way through injury to earn a 12-month deal.

Rovers boss Mark McGhee told the club's official website: "Eliot is a young player who has proven that he has potential. He has got goals, he has got pace and he has got skill - everything a young striker should have. And he has now got to apply that and make football a lifestyle."

McGhee added: "I have liked what I have seen in Ollie. He is a slightly different sort of midfield player to what we have here.

"He has got a little bit of aggression, he goes past people and he has got a good eye, but he is young and needs a lot of work. I think there are signs in there that he is a good player."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Southampton's objectives have changed. They were looking to be a Champions League club, I believe. I love this quote so much. So arrogant. So poignant. You can see where it's all gone wrong.

MarkyDee
Rodgers: The pressure's on

T

o make it more fair, we should remove the requirements to score goals and not to concede goals. Then we could just spin and dance and leap and twirl and we'd never have to grow up! We'd be the bestest evar!

dr soccer
Arteta: Defeat 'not fair'

W

inners two weeks in a row? I haven't felt this good since the halcyon days of sir alex and micky phelan.

GVMUFC
Premier League Winners And Losers

Footer 365

Premier League: Ronald Koeman backs Southampton to finish in top four after Aston Villa draw

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman insisted his side can finish in the top four despite drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa.

Premier League: Nathaniel Clyne strikes late to deny Aston Villa victory over Southampton

Southampton conceded their first Premier League goal since the start of October as they drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Premier League: Paul Lambert praises 'outstanding' centre-backs following Southampton draw

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for his centre-backs after his side's 1-1 draw against Southampton.

Mail Box

Is Anybody Still Saying 'Wenger In'?

Even the most sensible and loyal Wenger apologists are now saying that he should leave the club. We also have lots more on Brendan Rodgers and a Chelsea plea...

Equating Rodgers To Hodgson. Oh Dear Me.

It's a Mailbox many will have been waiting. Brendan Rodgers gets a little bit of a stick, but there is at least praise for Manchester United,Van Gaal, Palace and Tottenham...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property