Contract extension for rising Rovers star...

BRISTOL Rovers have handed Rollin Menayese a contract extension as a reward for the progress that the Wales Under-23 International has made since the start of the season.

The 20 year-old central defender joined the club from Weston super Mare during the summer following a successful trial spell.

He has impressed for the Development squad and has three senior appearances under his belt since making his debut in the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Wycombe Wanderers in August.

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rollin’s family moved to South Wales when he was a youngster and he subsequently spent time in Cardiff City’s Academy prior to joining Weston super Mare.

The powerful defender is on the fringes of The Pirates’ first-team.

“Rollin is a talented young footballer who has improved a great deal since joining us in the summer,” Manager Darrell Clarke told “He knows he still has a great deal to learn, but always works hard and will continue to develop as a player as this season progresses.

“He’s done well in his first-team appearances to date and I am delighted that another of our promising young players has agreed to extend his time with the club.”

Rollin added; “I was thrilled to get it all sorted. As soon as the manager told me it was an option, I just wanted to sign as soon as possible.

“I’m happy that I have managed to play a handful of games and I just want to kick on now.”

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