Matthews Moves On Up As Bristol Rovers Win The Race

5 months ago By Sam Elliott

Eastleigh’s Player of the Season Sam Matthews has become the latest player to move into the EFL after showcasing his talents in the National League last year.

League One side Bristol Rovers have moved to sign the 21-year-old, who was on loan at the club last term.

Matthews impressed last season after reaching double figures for goals from the heart of the Spitfires midfielder.

His new manager Darrell Clarke has challenged him to continue his progress at the Memorial Stadium.

“Sam is a very talented young player whose progress I have monitored for a while now,” Clarke told the club website.

“He has worked hard and learnt a great deal from his time at Bournemouth and during his loan spell at Eastleigh in the National League last season.

“We had to compete with a number of other clubs for his signature and I am delighted that he has chosen to join us.

“His arrival will intensify competition for first-team places at the club and I look forward to working with him.”

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