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Moore delighted with Lokilo signing

3 August 2020

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Darren Moore says he is delighted with the acquisition of winger Jason Lokilo who joined Rovers in time to start pre-season.

Lokilo joined Rovers on loan from Crystal Palace on the final day of the January transfer window and opted to make the move permanent in the summer.

“Jason brings us real quality in possession of the ball,” said Moore.

“He’s very good in one-v-one situations because he receives, manages and manipulates the ball well in tight spaces.

“He had one or two other options this summer but he felt that his career was here at this football club and we're delighted to have him with us.”

Lokilo made his debut off the bench against Wycombe Wanderers and showcased some of that skill which culminated in an excellent delivery and led to a Wycombe own goal and the 21-year-old had been due to start against Wimbledon before the season was postponed.

“We saw a little bit of him last season but just as he was getting up to fitness and we were getting him in the team COVID-19 struck,” added Moore.

“He’s bright energetic and quick and he’s got an eye for goal when he’s coming off the wing. If he finds himself in those central areas he’s a threat.

“He’s also got wonderful deliveries from set plays and he has a lot of qualities. He ticks all the boxes in terms of the type of players we want to bring to the football club.

“We’re really pleased to have him on board and when fans are allowed to come back to the stadiums, they will get to see him and the quality that he brings.”

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