League One Midfielder of the Season: Ollie Clarke

Clarke the Gasheads’ most improved player? – skysports.com

Bristol Rovers have already made what could be their most important signing of 2017. No transfers have been pre-arranged, but long-serving midfielder Ollie Clarke has been tied down to a new contract.

Like 14 members of the current squad, he had been playing non-league football as recently as the 14/15 campaign. Naturally, some of them must be moved on if the club wishes to progress further, such is the ruthlessness required in football. Given that Clarke started less than half the games during their 15/16 season, it appeared at one point that he could be one of the more disposal players.

In fact, he has taken to League One level with ease, becoming Bristol Rovers’ most improved performer. The 24-year-old provides boundless energy, unique dynamism and a willingness to shift the ball quickly. He appreciates his chance to work at this level and that enthusiasm has been infectious.

No longer merely a handy extra behind Rovers’ rise, Ollie Clarke has become crucial to it’s continuation.