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McSheffrey: Signing Woltman means we have a bit of everything

1 September 2022

Club News

McSheffrey: Signing Woltman means we have a bit of everything

1 September 2022

Gary McSheffrey is confident he has added another intelligent player to his Rovers ranks after securing the loan signing of Liverpool forward Max Woltman.

The 19-year-old has penned a season-long loan with Rovers as he seeks to take his first major steps into senior football.

McSheffrey is pleased with the versatility Woltman will bring, as he has experience of operating across the front line.

“He’s a good, intelligent football player,” McSheffrey said. “He plays really well off his front foot and can link up play.

“For Liverpool he played more in a front three on the left or the right.

“We see him in more of a central role where he can get shots off, link play for us and bring what he does naturally to our team.

“I think wherever he plays, he will perform.

“We can’t wait to see him get the shirt on Saturday.”

The Rovers boss believes Woltman is the final piece of the jigsaw in his attacking ranks, with his qualities being different of those of his new team mates.

“When all our strikers are fit you would probably look at it and say we’ve got a real good balance,” he said.

“With Max coming in, a smaller type with good link-up play, in a few weeks you’ll be able to say that we’ve got a bit of everything.

“It’s a great one to get over the line. He can cover a few areas.”

McSheffrey says there is little pressure on Woltman at this stage, due to Rovers’ strong start to the campaign.

But he knows the youngster will be keen to make his mark as quickly as possible.

“He’s coming into a settled team with a winning mentality so there’s no major pressure on him to make a massive impact from the beginning,” he said.

“He’s going to want to play and have a really good spell here but it’s nice that he can come in and make an impact, initially off the bench.”


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