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Chief executive discusses McSheffrey appointment

29 December 2021

Chief executive Gavin Baldwin says Gary McSheffrey’s enthusiasm for the role made him the best candidate to take over as Rovers’ first-team manager.

McSheffrey was appointed permanently on Wednesday after four games in caretaker charge.

He said: “In Gary’s interviews he represented a team approach, whereby he feels that a mentor could help him build his own experience.

“As well as being the best candidate, he presented the best package that we believe gives us the best chance going forward.

“The only thing the manager and the club will be judged on is results, and we have done what we believe is in the best interests of getting us results as quickly as possible.”

Baldwin says the focus has swiftly turned to strengthening both the playing squad and coaching staff in the coming days and weeks.

“Gary has been in place for a few weeks and the conversations have been ongoing in terms of support staff and recruiting players if he was successful.

“Gary and the board have already met to look at recruitment of players with another meeting planned for Friday to hopefully sign off on intended targets.

“His next meeting is then with myself and Kirsty Cavanagh as we look to secure his support staff.

“We will look to move forward on getting as many of those in as quickly as we can to help Gary.”

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