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McSheffrey on Clayton capture

25 January 2022

Gary McSheffrey feels Adam Clayton’s arrival will be a big boost for the Rovers dressing room.

The former Leeds United and Middlesbrough man joined the club on Tuesday, and the manager was delighted to get his man.

He said: "He’s got great experience from the teams he’s been at and he’s played at the top level, he brings a lot of character to the group.

“The big one we were looking for in this window was an experienced midfielder and that’s what we’ve managed to get.

“Timing is everything and he’s been patient since leaving Birmingham waiting for the right move to come.

“He’s turned down a couple of good options for one reason or another, after meeting him last week and chatting to him we both got a good feeling about things.”

Clayton is Rovers’ fifth signing of the January transfer window, and McSheffrey has been pleased with the business done so far.

He added: “He’s got the characteristics we want in the dressing room, we had options but Adam impressed me with his willingness to come in and make an impact.

“If he hits targets in terms of games then his contract rolls on for an extra year, and that is the same as Ollie Younger.

“We’re planning for the longer term and giving players incentives to earn a longer deal with the club.

“We’re seeing the bigger picture and we’ve been shrewd with who we’ve brought into the group.”


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