Ellis joins Ipswich

Jul 23, 2018 | News

It has been speculated for a few days now that Ellis has been expected to leave the club, but today the neccesary paperwork was completed to officiate the move.

The Welshman has been at Rovers for his entire career, only leaving in in 2016 for a very brief loan spell to Hartlepool United.

Ellis rose through the youth ranks at the club to make his senior debut aged 17 in April 2011, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 1-0 loss away to Southampton.

He made his first league start in January 2013 against Fleetwood Town and scored his first goal for the club two weeks later, netting in a 3-1 win at Rotherham United.

The following season he became a more prominent figure in the side, racking up 29 appearances in all competitions as Rovers exited the Football League for the first time in 94 years.

As the club competed in the conference, Ellis enjoyed his most fruitful season in career to date, netting 17 goals as Rovers made an immediate return to the fourth tier of English football.

He featured again heavily the campaign after that, helping the club earn back to back promotions and secure League One football; in which he would score nine goals.

In his latest season with Rovers, he clocked up his most amount of appearances in one campaign, pulling on the blue and white quarters 49 times and getting on the scoresheet 14 times as he was nominated for the Players’ Player of the Year award.

Manager Darrell Clarke had this to say on his departure; “Ellis has been a fantastic servant to the club over the years and I’d like to thank him for all his efforts during his time here.”

“He will be more sorely missed on and off the pitch and I wish him every success in the future.”

Ellis leaves the club having made 206 appearances and scoring 49 goals in all competitions.