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Joseph Olowu signs new Rovers deal

20 March 2023

Rovers are delighted to confirm that defender Joseph Olowu has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract with the club.

The deal sees Olowu commit his future to Rovers until the summer of 2025, having made 53 appearances in red and white so far, scoring five goals.

The 23-year-old initially arrived at the Eco-Power Stadium in September 2021 and his since established himself as a key part of the first-team squad.

Having recovered from a facial injury which kept him out for an extended period this season, Olowu has started Rovers’ last eight league games.

He becomes the third player to sign a new deal in recent weeks, following captain Tom Anderson and winger Kyle Hurst in putting pen to paper.

“I’m just grateful,” Olowu said. “I came in initially on a short term contract and I’m just grateful that I’ve gone on and had a good 18 months for the club to say they trust and believe in me enough to give me the contract.

“The vision, the planning and where the club is heading is something that is very exciting for me and all the players that are involved. 

“Them backing me as a player and a person, it gives me the confidence to go out in every game and perform and do the best you can for the club.”

Head coach Danny Schofield said: “It’s really positive news for the club. We’ve been in discussions with Joseph for a while now and we’ve managed to get him committed.

“I feel he’s a player with a lot of potential, a lot of development and really good attributes that he’s showing on the pitch so it’s really good news for us.”

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