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He's back! - Tom Nixon joins on permanent deal

11 June 2024

Club News

He's back! - Tom Nixon joins on permanent deal

11 June 2024

We are delighted to confirm the signing of full back Tom Nixon from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old - who spent last season at the Eco-Power Stadium on loan from the Tigers - has signed a three-year contract with Rovers.
 
Nixon made 32 appearances, scoring once, and was particularly impressive during the first half of the campaign - his first in EFL football.
 
“I'm absolutely buzzing to sign," Nixon said. "I had a great year here last season and I think I came along a lot in my first season in the league.
 
"The gaffer and Cliff know how to get the best out of me and I'm sure I'll improve a lot over the next few years.
"I'm excited about what we can achieve here. Next season hopefully we win the league."
 
Nixon emerged through the ranks at hometown club Stoke City before joining Hull in 2021. He enjoyed two spells on loan with Boston United prior to his temporary spell with Rovers.
 
Manager Grant McCann said: "We're delighted to sign Tom for the next three years.
 
"He’s got so much development to come and is only going to get better. He fits in to the changing room brilliantly and is a really good character who trains well.
 
"His performances in the first half of last season were of a high standard and we are really looking forward to working with him again, and for Tom to showcase his talents.
 
"He has everything we like in a full back - he’s fearless, he plays on the front foot and is aggressive in his play."
 
Nixon becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Joe Sbarra, Jordan Gibson and Harry Clifton.
 

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