PROMOTION-HUNGRY Salisbury have bolstered their squad once again by recruiting teenager Lewis Ellington on a youth loan from Bristol Rovers.

Facing a demanding run-in of 12 league games in seven weeks, the Whites – second in the Evo-Stik South West – reckon Ellington’s versatility will come in handy.

The 18-year-old, who has been at Rovers since the age of 11, can play as an attacking midfielder, wide man or striker.

He has been a regular in the Pirates’ development squad for the past couple of seasons and penned his first professional contract with former Whites’ boss Darrell Clarke’s men last summer.

Ellington has been out on loan at Farnborough and impressed Salisbury chief Steve Claridge when he went on as a sub for Yate Town against the Whites last month.

He is the second new face at Salisbury this week, following former Hungerford and Gloucester City striker Luke Hopper into the Ray Mac.