joins the club from League Two side Carlisle United, for what will be his
second spell at The New Lawn.
In August 2009,
while under the caretaker-management of David Brown, the 6’2’’ Bolton Wanderers
product spent a month-long loan spell at Forest Green.
He made six
appearances in that loan stint and has gone onto enjoy a fruitful career in the
Football League representing Torquay United, Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury
Town in League One and League Two.
his career at Bolton, Ellis transferred to Torquay initially on loan, before a
permanent move without having made a senior appearance with the Trotters.
He blossomed at
Plainmoor and earned a move to Crewe Alexandra, where he helped the Railwaymen
win the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy at Wembley.
spell at Shrewsbury followed, before he joined Carlisle on loan ahead of a
permanent move to Brunton Park, where he’s contracted till the summer of 2018.
"I'm not far off 350 games so I've got that experience. I had a chat to
Mark Cooper and spoke to the manager and coaches at Carlisle and they had good
words to say. I'm an aggressive defender. I'm looking forward to getting some
Ellis will be a
part of the squad for the first time this weekend ahead of Forest Green’s away
trip to Barrow AFC.
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