Bath sign fly-half George Ford and scrum-half duo Micky Young and Martin Roberts

Last Updated: 30/04/13 1:20pm

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Micky Young: One of two scrum-halves added to Bath squad

Micky Young: One of two scrum-halves added to Bath squad

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Bath have continued their recruitment drive with the signings of three new players for next season.

The club have announced that fly-half George Ford, and scrum-halves Micky Young and Martin Roberts will be added to their squad over the summer.

Ford was the first English player, and youngest, to be named IRB Junior Player of the Year after starring for England U20s in the 2011 Junior World Cup.

He has also featured for the England Saxons, and he has scored 220 points in 33 appearances for Leicester in all competitions.

Speaking of the move, Ford said: "I'm really excited by the move to Bath. It's a club building for the long-term, focusing on developing young players like myself and I can't wait to be part of that environment."

Head coach Gary Gold added: "George is an exceptionally talented young player, and we are very much looking forward to him joining us here in Bath. He has already shown a tremendous range of skills, and at just 19 we know he will only grow as a player and further develop those skills."

Young has represented England at youth level and scored the winning try in the IRB Sevens final against New Zealand in 2009.

The 24-year-old, who also featured for England Saxons in three Churchill Cup tournaments, made 79 appearances for Newcastle but he has struggled to make an impression at Leicester since joining the Tigers in 2011.

Former Ospreys and Scarlets scrum-half Roberts has earned three international caps with Wales and joins Bath after two seasons with Northampton.

Gold said: "Micky and Martin are both very strong, capable players with good core skills and the ability to do things the opposition don't expect.

"They are still young, and we are looking forward to having them join the squad here and seeing them develop further."

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