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Rovers' ambition impressed new boy Molyneux

21 June 2022

Luke Molyneux has made no secret of his desire to play at a higher level - and he is convinced he can do that as a Rovers player.

The attacking midfielder became the club’s third signing of the summer when penning a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Rovers saw off strong competition from clubs in Sky Bet League One and League Two to land the 24-year-old, who scored 12 goals for Hartlepool United last term.

And Molyneux believes Rovers can match his own personal ambitions.

“I want to be at a club going in the right direction and that can get me up the leagues,” he said.

“For me, I can’t see why I couldn’t come here and show what I’m about and get people off their seats.”

Molyneux met with Rovers first team manager Gary McSheffrey and head of football James Coppinger on Monday.

The deal was agreed within a matter of hours and the former Sunderland Academy graduate says the manner in which he was made to feel welcome was a major driving force behind the deal.

“Straight away they had a TV out and had my clips, showing how well I was doing on and off the ball,” he said.

“It was the effort they put in to show me why they want me.

“How they want me to play next season, to take my game from how I was playing at Hartlepool and put it into this team.

“The aim for us is promotion.”

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