Fly half Jake Sharp puts his Bedford Blues jersey back on

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Jake Sharp
Image: Jake Sharp, Twitter.

Jake Sharp is coming back to Goldington Road until the end of the season.

The fly half has signed on to help support the team while Harry Sheppard rests for several months with an ankle injury.

While his career has seen him also play with Coventry, London Scottish and Saracens, Sharp has spent the majority of his career with the Blues and is their sixth highest point scorer of all time.

Over his 188 appearances between 2009 and 2017 he’s scored 698 points from 23 tries, 155 conversions, 82 penalties and nine drop goals.

Speaking about the signing, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “With the injury to Harry, we have been left short at number ten this season and while huge credit has to go to Ed Coulson and Lewis Robling who have both stood in brilliantly, we really needed to add a fly half to the ranks and who better than Sharpy.

“Jake has a huge amount of Championship experience and he knows our style of play very well. People also forget that he is only 27 years old, so he really is in the prime of his career and we are delighted to welcome him back to Goldington Road.”

Commenting on his return to Goldington Road, Sharp said: “Leaving Bedford and the Goldington Road faithful was always one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do as a player, so I am thrilled to be returning once again and pulling on a Blues jersey. I’m incredibly grateful to Mike and Geoff Irvine for giving me this opportunity to return and cannot wait to run out for the Blues once again.”

Sharp could make his first home appearance against Ampthill, and his brother Josh, on Boxing Day.

As a Christmas treat, Bedford Blues are discounting online tickets for their Boxing Day local Derby by £5. You can get yours at their website.

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