Ex-Rocks defender joins Bristol Rovers

Former Bognor defender Tom Broadbent signed for Bristol Rovers earlier today.
Former Bognor defender Tom Broadbent signed for Bristol Rovers earlier today.

Former Bognor defender Tom Broadbent completed a switch to League 1 Bristol Rovers earlier today.

The 25-year-old, who also featured for Chichester City, Pagham and Selsey early in his career, has been snapped up by Rovers following a successful trial.

Broadbent featured for Hayes & Yeading last season, as well as impressing in several matches for The Army in the Inter Services League.

The defender has been with Rovers since they returned for pre-season and his efforts have now seen him rewarded with a first-ever professional contract.

Speaking to bristolrovers.co.uk Broadbent said: "I came in on July 3 and I was nervous but I'd worked hard over the summer to keep myself fit.

"I've enjoyed my time so far, the lads have been welcoming, so that's a great help aswell.

"It's a massive club with a great fan base, it was a no-brainer for me to sign."

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