Rovers have today completed the loan signing of exciting youngster Martin Samuelsen from West Ham.
The 19-year-old winger, who was wanted by a number of clubs, joins on a season-long deal from the Premier League side and becomes Rovers’ eighth signing of the summer.
The Norwegian began his football education at hometown club SK Vard Haugesund and soon caught the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs – making a move to Manchester City in 2012.
The highly-rated attacker spent three years at City's Academy before linking up with West Ham in June 2015, featuring in two Europa League qualifiers for the Hammers the following month.
In order to gain further first team experience, Samuelsen joined Peterborough United on loan last season, making 20 appearances for the League One side, scoring two goals, including an exquisite solo effort in a 3-2 win over Sheffield United in January 2016.
Able to play through the middle or out wide, Samuelsen has been capped at all youth levels by his country and made his senior debut in a 3-2 win over Iceland in June.
The talented teenager, who will wear squad number 11, has been given permission to play for Rovers in the EFL Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy.