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Luke Molyneux is a Rovers player!

21 June 2022

Rovers are delighted to have seen off stiff competition to secure the signature of highly rated attacking midfielder Luke Molyneux.

The 24-year-old, who attracted interest from several Sky Bet League One and Two clubs, has penned a two-year deal at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Molyneux has spent the past three seasons with Harlepool United, and finished as their top scorer last term with 12 goals as he helped Pools to re-establish themselves in the EFL.

Having come through the ranks at Sunderland, Molyneux made six first team appearances for the Black Cats, while also spending time on loan with non-league side Gateshead.

It was later in the same campaign that he joined Hartlepool, with a temporary move there swiftly made permanent in the summer of 2019.

He quickly became a fans favourite at Victoria Park, with his goals from distance becoming something of a trademark.

Molyneux becomes Rovers’ third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of midfielder Harrison Biggins and striker George Miller.

“I came here, spoke to the gaffer and it was a no-brainer,” he said.

“I just want to be at a team that can get me up to where I want to be.

“As soon as I showed up to the ground it was a no-brainer, seeing the stadium.

“It’s a huge club to be a part of and I know it’s going in the right direction. I want to be a part of that.”

First team manager Gary McSheffrey believes his latest acquisition will prove an exciting and game-deciding addition to his squad.

“He has the intuition to go and be the match winner but he’s got the work ethic to put the shift in as well,” he said.

“He’ll run all day for you, press from the front well but more importantly he comes to life when you get the ball. He can have a quiet game but be the matchwinner with that left foot.

“One thing I like about him is that he’s no-nonsense. If he gets half a yard, he gets his shots off and I feel we’ve missed that in the squad.”

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