Jack Deaman has today signed a one-year contract with the club following a trial spell.Young defender Jack Deaman has this morning signed a one-year contract here at Whaddon Road.
Jack, 21, has been enjoying a trial spell here in pre-season but has suitably impressed Mark Yates and his backroom staff and has been rewarded with a contract.
"Jack is here to provide stiff competition for places in defence," said Mark.
"We need a few defenders in the building and he can play in a few different positions so we're delighted to have signed him. He is a young lad who we have known for a while when he was with Birmingham and he was perhaps a little unlucky that we didn't take him last year.
"He has grown, matured and strengthened up. Jack does still need work in the gym as a defender but there is plenty there to like."
This is the second spell that Jack will have with the club having had a loan spell with the club back in the 2012-13 season but he didn't make an appearance during that time.
Jack is a product of the Birmingham City Academy having joined the Blues setup in 2011 having had a spell at Wrexham's Academy. He had a loan spell with ourselves but spent time the start of last season on trial with Torquay United before injuring himself unfortunately on a rabbit hole whist training with the Gulls.
That injury was a step back for the young central defender but he linked up with Eastbourne Borough in the Conference South division. Jack was offered a place at Eastbourne again but chose to link up with the Robins on trial in a bid to win himself a spot back in the Football League.
Jack has been given squad number 15 for the 2014-15 season. Watch Jack's full exclusive interview on Robins Player here.
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