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Moore will add to Rovers squad

31 July 2019

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Rovers manager Darren Moore will add more players to his squad soon after sanctioning the move of John Marquis to Portsmouth.

Moore has targeted a number of players and it is hoped they could be in place ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One season opener against Gillingham.
 
He said: “I’ve been working closely with Gavin Baldwin on identifying players and we’re very close on a number of deals for a number of positions which we’re hopeful of concluding quickly.
 
“I’m pleased with the squad we have here, but we need a few more bodies to add to it and we’ll have it sorted soon.”
 
Moore also confirmed that the funds from the sale of Marquis will be added to those already available for strengthening his squad.
 
He added: “We were clear with John that we didn’t want to sell him and wanted him to sign a new deal, but he also made clear to us that he would not do that as he wanted to move further south to be closer to his family. Although he has been fantastic for Rovers over the past three years, he wanted to move on and this is the right move for all parties.
 
“We will get a substantial fee from Portsmouth for someone who was in the last 12 months of his contract and this money will allow me to strengthen the squad.”

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