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McSheffrey: 'Degruchy fits the profile'

28 July 2022

Jack Degruchy ticks all the right boxes for the type of young player Rovers want to recruit according to first team manager Gary McSheffrey.

The 18-year-old midfielder capped a successful trial with the club by securing a two-year deal.

“He’s just fitted into what we’ve got going on here at the minute and he’s the type we want,” McSheffrey said.

“He’s a good character. He’s really likeable and all the lads get on with him and have welcomed him in straight away.

“I’ve just been impressed with him.

“He was a bit of an unknown to us. We took a punt on him, bringing him in on trial and he’s impressed.

“He’s technically a good player and his profile physically is very good. He's got a bit of growing to do but we feel he’ll turn into a good physique and the type you want in a modern day footballer.”

McSheffrey says he is looking forward to developing the former York City midfielder during his time with Rovers.

He said: “He’s got a two-year deal. It gives him time.

“Are we expecting him to come and be a fixture in the team and a regular starter this year? Probably not.

“We do see him as a development-type player. Between the ages of 18 and 20, a lot can go on. A lot of growth and maturing.

“We’d like to think it’s a good, calculated punt for us and he’s earned his deal.”

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