Chippenham Town youngster Dan Ellison looks set to move to Bristol Rovers after beating off competition from Championship clubs.

Pete O’Rourke of Football Insider has reported that Rovers will win the race to bring in the highly touted 19-year-old after he went for trials with Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, and Reading.

Despite the interest from clubs in the second tier, the England C international has reportedly chosen to move to the Memorial Stadium.

Ellison was a revelation for the Bluebirds last season, making 30 appearances and scoring four goals in the centre of defence as they finished 12th in the National League South.

The defender came through the academy ranks at Chippenham before getting experience of first-team football with Devizes Town, Calne Town, and Westbury United before Gary Horgan made him a regular back at Hardenhuish Park and he really showcased his talent.

Speaking to The Adver previously, Horgan said that he looked at Ellison as being the next in a long line of players who have stepped up from the lower reaches of Non-League, impressed in the sixth tier and then moved on to have success in the EFL, a pathway they were looking to tap into with their recent open trial.