Vanarama National League South club Weston-super-Mare defender Rollin Menayese has taken the next step up in his footballing career ladder in a move to Sky Bet League One side Bristol Rovers from the start of the upcoming 2017/18 season.
Joining Weston in December 2016 after being released by Cardiff City, Menayese fitted in quickly within the squad, contributing to the ten wins and three draws of his twenty-three appearance for the Seagulls.
Weston head coach Scott Bartlett commented on the defender`s move: “Rollin did really well for us, he deserves his move to Bristol Rovers. It’s not easy for young players that get released, it’s easy to get lost in the system but he put his belief and trust in us. He threw himself into everything we are trying to do here at Weston. He’s a good player and has all the attributes to do well, he will certainly be better for this experience, in many ways it’s been the making of him.
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“Darrell Clarke is a friend of mine, Rolls knows he is representing myself as well as the club now. We have told him that the next couple of years will define his career. He knows he needs to go there and be the hardest working player at the club.
“It goes without saying that we wish him all the best and are proud that another young player has progressed at our club.”
Menayese said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Weston-super-Mare AFC. From the staff and players to the fans for making feel so welcome and making my time with the club so enjoyable. I have improved a lot as a player during my time with the club and learned a lot about my game, gaining a lot of experience in my time with the team. It’s has been one of the best experiences in my career to date.
“I am delighted to have now signed for Bristol Rover and just want to thank everyone at the club, the players and staff for making everything happen, without them it wouldn’t have been possible. I’d also like to say big thank you to the Gaffer for giving me the platform and opportunity to play and develop. I am looking forward to the new season, and would want to wish Weston all the success in the future”.