Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Modou Faal on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion.
The 6ft5in forward has become the 12th signing of the summer and is eligible to make his Rovers debut in Saturday’s trip to Newport County.
“I’m so happy to be here,” the 20-year-old said. “I just couldn’t wait to get the deal over the line as soon as I found out they were interested.
“It’s a great club and one I want to be a part of. I spoke to the gaffer and everything he said to me caught my eye and was what I was interested in.
“I can’t wait to get started and get going.”
Rovers manager Grant McCann said: “I’m delighted to get Mo in. He’s a player I’ve watched closely this past year.
“He’s got real physical presence, pace and aggression and a great ability to score goals. He’s a great fit for the way that we play. Mo was part of an AFC Fylde team that won the league so he’s got that determination to win and improve.
“We’ve had to fight off stiff competition from League One and the Scottish Premier League to secure his services.
“Big thanks to Carlos Corberan, Chris Brunt and Ian Pearce at West Brom for trusting us in Mo’s development.”
Faal was born in The Gambia, with his family relocating to the West Midlands when he was seven. The Baggies snapped him up as a 16-year-old from grassroots football and he has two senior appearances to his name for the club so far.
Having tasted senior football with loans at Hereford and AFC Telford United, Faal enjoyed a temporary stint at AFC Fylde last season, netting ten goals in 16 appearances to help them on their way to promotion back to the National League.