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23 July 2018

Rovers striker becomes fourth summer signing

Town have completed the signing of Welsh forward, Ellis Harrison, for an undisclosed fee from Bristol Rovers.

The 24-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Portman Road, with Blues having the option of an additional 12 months.

Ellis graduated from the Rovers youth system and made more than 200 appearances for The Pirates, scoring 49 goals.

Last season he netted 14 times in all competitions, including a brace in a 6-0 win away to Northampton back in October.

And now the U21 international becomes Paul Hurst’s fourth signing as Blues boss following the arrivals of Gwion Edwards, Jordan Roberts and Trevoh Chalobah on loan.

Paul is delighted to add the striker to his ranks, with Ellis included in the squad for the friendly at MK Dons on Tuesday.

“He gives us something different at the top end of the pitch,” said the Town boss. 

“He’s a youngish player who has come up through the leagues and last season he put together a year when he scored 14 goals.  

“He’s athletic, leads the line well. He has a good work ethic, good mobility and has a good leap on him.

“We are getting a player that will be thinking he has something to prove at this level and I like that. That’s the sort of player we are trying to bring in. He will definitely give us another option up front.”

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