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Positive change at Rovers helped convince Anderson to sign new deal

28 February 2023

Interviews

Positive change at Rovers helped convince Anderson to sign new deal

28 February 2023

Tom Anderson admits the last few months at Rovers have played a huge part in his decision to recommit his future to the club.

The 29-year-old has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract, which will run to the summer of 2025.

While he started the season unsure whether the current season would be his last at the club, Anderson says he has been convinced to stay by the positive changes made under head coach Danny Schofield and head of football operations James Coppinger.

“It’s played a massive part, the manager coming in,” Anderson said. “I think he’s a good guy and he wants to play football in the right way. You’ve seen in some performances that we’ve implemented the things that he wants us to do. I just think that now it’s about us doing it on a more consistent basis.

“We’ve got 14 games left of this season and we’re still in and around it. If we can get more consistency in performances and keep building on it, then I think we have a chance.”

Captain Anderson is Rovers’ longest-serving player not to have emerged through the Academy and says the club has well and truly got under his skin.

He said: “This is my sixth season now. When I first signed here I’d been on loan at quite a few clubs and not really found my feet somewhere and found a home. That is what I feel that I’ve got here.

“Everything else is just right. The manager has come in and I just feel like there’s a good future and that’s something I want to be a part of.

“Sometimes when you’re thinking about your future, a lot of things come into your head and you’re worrying about what might happen. That can take over sometimes but now I’ve got it settled and sorted, I can just focus in the future.”


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