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Rowe 'sets the standard' believes McSheffrey

9 June 2022

Club News

Rowe 'sets the standard' believes McSheffrey

9 June 2022

First team manager Gary McSheffrey believes Tommy Rowe is the perfect figure to help set an ideal culture at Rovers in the coming months.

Rowe has signed a new two-year deal to pledge his future to the club until the summer of 2024.

Head of football operations James Coppinger, along with McSheffrey, is determined to set a new culture at Rovers as the club looks to bounce back from a disappointing campaign.

And Rowe can help deliver that both on and off the pitch according to McSheffrey.

“He’s a seasoned pro,” he said. ‘On and off the pitch he lives right. He’s a good role model.

“He’s as fit now as he ever was and he ever has been.

“It’s a real good one for us to drive that culture, set the example and raise the bar.”

“He’s robust. We’re lucky to have someone of his calibre and with that attitude.

“He will rub off on younger players and it’s a real coup to tie him down.”

Rowe rejected interest from other clubs in order to commit to Rovers, despite the disappointment of relegation last term.

“He wasn’t really entertaining the interest from elsewhere,” McSheffrey said.

“He just wanted us to look after him and that’s what we’ve done.

“At his age, he wants to play as high as he can. He had a lot of offers.

“He was under contract, so the ball was in our court. But we felt the right thing to do was to reward him and make him feel wanted and a big part of this club.

“We’ll reap the rewards of that and the benefits because a focused and driven Tommy Rowe is a real force at League Two level.”

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