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Rovers sign Birmingham striker Josh Andrews on loan

8 July 2022

Club News

Rovers sign Birmingham striker Josh Andrews on loan

8 July 2022

Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Josh Andrews on a six-month loan from Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City.

The towering forward stands at 6ft5, and will offer Gary McSheffrey’s forward line a different dimension heading into the new campaign.

After coming through the ranks at Birmingham, the Solihull born front man made his first loan move to Harrogate Town in 2021.

He got another taste of the EFL last season at Rochdale, where he scored a handful of goals for Robbie Stockdale’s side.

The 20-year-old becomes Rovers’ fourth new signing of the summer transfer window, following the additions of Harrison Biggins, George Miller and Luke Molyneux.

Andrews said: “I’m looking forward to being able to play some games again in League Two, men’s football. This time I’m hoping to really do well and score lots of goals.

“As a striker, coming to this club, I’m hoping to provide some firepower to take us straight back up.

"I’m 6ft5, strong, can hold up the ball and be a target man but I think I can offer a lot more. I’m quite quick - deceivingly maybe - I’m good with my feet as well so I think I can offer a lot of different avenues of attack and create and score goals for the team.”

Manager Gary McSheffrey said: “He’s a strong lad. He’s young and still in his development stage so it’s nice that we can work with a good young striker.

“He has got the physical attributes that probably every manager in League One and League Two wants to have in their squad.

“Josh coming in is a really important one for us.

“He enjoys his role, he knows what he’s good at, he knows his strengths and he plays to that.

“He’ll be a great addition to the squad.”

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