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Bristol Rovers have handed contract extensions to striker Eliot Richards and midfielder Ollie Clarke.

Richards made the step up from Rovers' youth team in February 2010 and has already scored 10 goals this season, earning him a further two years at the Memorial Ground.

Clarke, who is currently on loan at Evo-Stik League Southern side Clevedon Town, has battled his way through injury to earn a 12-month deal.

Rovers boss Mark McGhee told the club's official website: "Eliot is a young player who has proven that he has potential. He has got goals, he has got pace and he has got skill - everything a young striker should have. And he has now got to apply that and make football a lifestyle."

McGhee added: "I have liked what I have seen in Ollie. He is a slightly different sort of midfield player to what we have here.

"He has got a little bit of aggression, he goes past people and he has got a good eye, but he is young and needs a lot of work. I think there are signs in there that he is a good player."