Hunter handed professional deal by Rovers
BRISTOL Rovers have confirmed that promising youngster Shaquille Hunter has put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract.
Hunter, 16, will see the two-year-deal come into effect when he turns 17 in August. The right-sided wide player has yet to make a senior debut for Rovers, but has been involved with the first-team squad on numerous occasions.
Ken Oram, head of youth at Rovers, said: "Shaquille is a gifted player, with great one-on-one ability, he is definitely a player who will excite.
"It is great to see a Bristol boy do well and it is fantastic recognition for the work that goes into our youth programme.
"It is fantastic that Shaquille has worked hard and been rewarded with this contract."
Chairman Nick Higgs added: "We are delighted Shaquille has signed his first professional contract with us. He is a really exciting prospect and we are pleased that he has committed his future to us."
Rovers, meanwhile, have confirmed that their first round Capital One Cup tie against Ipswich Town will be played on Tuesday, August 14. Ticket details will be confirmed over the next couple of days