Former Bristol Rovers striker signs for Yeovil Town following release after 13 years at the club

-Credit: (Image: Will Cooper/JMP)
-Credit: (Image: Will Cooper/JMP)


Harvey Greenslade has signed for newly-promoted National League side Yeovil Town on a two-year deal after being released from Bristol Rovers.

The 20-year-old striker had been at Rovers since the age of seven and made one senior appearance for the Gas in the 2022/23 season with most of his football over recent campaigns being played out on loan.

Greenslade had spells in the National League South at Chippenham Town and Truro City before spending the final three months of last season on loan in the National League at Oxford City where he scored three league goals for the fifth-tier's bottom club.

However, the young forward impressed despite Oxford City's relegation with other National League clubs understood to have enquired about the 20-year-old's situation at Rovers where he had been training with Matt Taylor's squad in the week alongside his loan spell.

Although Taylor didn't get the opportunity to use Greenslade in a competitive match environment at Rovers, the Gas manager was full of praise for the young striker in his post-season interview, saying to the club media: "Harvey's done fantastically well in his latest loan at Oxford City despite their relegation, personally performed really well. I'm sure him [Ryan Jones] and Harvey will have an interesting time over the next six weeks and pre-season in terms of where they're going to be. Are they going to back in the Football League or will it be National League level but they're both talented boys."

By joining Yeovil the Bristol-born forward will be able to remain in the south west while playing for a football club regarded as a juggernaut at that level despite being promoted into it. Mark Cooper's side lifted the National League South title last term having been relegated the season prior.

Undoubtedly the Glovers are an ambitious club looking to climb back towards their previous heights having been in the Championship as recently as 2014 and will allow Greenslade the opportunity to continue competing at fifth-tier level with a target to return to the Football League as soon as possible.