Sierra Leone winger joins Bristol Rovers


March 30, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leonean-born winger, Abdulai Bell-Baggie, has joined Bristol Rovers on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old, who was released by Tranmere in February, where he scored five goals in 65 appearances during a three-year spell, has in the last one-week engaged on trial with the Conference League promotion-chasers and was said to be impressive enough to earn a deal.

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke, who had Bell-Baggie during his time with Salisbury City, said the absence of five players due to international duty and more others due to injury forced them to sign the player, who is a free agent.

“It’s very difficult, with only six games of the season remaining, to bring in a player who has the ability to step straight into the side if selected,” Clarke told the club website. “We will be without five players and it’s imperative that we have cover in the event of any more players missing through injury in the remaining weeks of the season, and Abdulai fits that bill.”

Bell-Baggie started his career at Reading and has also had spells with Rotherham, Crawley, Port Vale, Yeovil and Hayes & Yeading.