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White is reunited with Darrell Clarke
HIGH scoring Jamie White has become the latest player to part company with Salisbury City after signing for league rivals Bristol Rovers.
White’s future at Salisbury became uncertain following speculation he would be reunited with old boss Darrell Clarke at the Memorial Ground, as reported in the Journal last month.
And, despite being one of two players signed on until 2015 at Old Sarum, the 24-year-old terminated his contract to join the Pirates. Clarke brought White to Salisbury from Winchester City in 2012 and was the joint top scorer in Conference South with 25 goals in their promotion winning season.
But a much-need hernia operation during last summer, when Mikey Harris took over as manager from Clarke, proved a major setback for the striker, tilting to 11 goals in 29 appearances.
“I have worked with Jamie before and he is a great signing for the club,” admitted Clarke.
“I signed him when I was at Salisbury and he is a goalscorer who averages one goal every two games, and he has the potential to be a 20 goal a season man.
“He is proven at this level and has the potential to further his career with us. I look forward to working with him.”
The deal is subject to FA approval and the player completing his medical.
Clarke is part of the best man team at Harris’ wedding tomorrow.