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Ben Close

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

08/08/1996

Height

175 cm

Signed

01/07/2021

Country

England

Having spent four years at Portsmouth Close rejected a new offer to join Rovers on a three-year deal.

Since the Hampshire club achieved promotion to League One in 2017 Close has played a key part scoring 14 goals in 125 games.

Typically playing in central midfield, he made his first team debut at Pompey in 2014 before loan spells at Poole Town and Eastleigh.

After his spell at Eastleigh, he became a fixture in Kenny Jackett’s midfield for Portsmouth.

A creative midfielder who possesses a good shooting range, Close became Richie Wellens’ first summer signing in 2021.

Home Sponsor: Retford Branch

Away Sponsor: Lauren and Holly Bytheway

Training Kit Sponsor: Moneyfields Football Club

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