Yeovil Town Under-18s player Gabriel Rogers has been given a professional contract by the club. The 17 year old, who is currently a Second Year Scholar within the club's Academy system, has been given a two-and-a-half year deal that will see him on the club's books until June 2021. With the exception of one FA Cup match, he has been named on the club's teamsheet for all first team fixtures this season, and has got onto the pitch on four separate occasions, with one of those coming in a League Two match at Newport County in September.
Rogers becomes the first Academy player to be given a contract with the club since Ollie Bassett was rewarded in December 2015. He is a former Torquay United and Exeter City youth product who came into the club at Under-15 level. He has said of the decision to offer him a full-time deal:
"It's a dream come true to sign my first professional deal and is something I've dreamt about for a long time. I know that the real hard work starts now but I'm looking forward to kicking on and hopefully gaining more experience. The gaffer has been brilliant with me this season and has given me an opportunity, so I'll work as hard as I can to be successful for him and this football club."
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