CONFIRMED: Doncaster Rovers sign Fejiri Okenabirhie from Shrewsbury Town

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed the signing of forward Fejiri Okenabirhie from Shrewsbury Town.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 1:00 pm

The 23-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Rovers and is in line to make his debut in Saturday’s clash with Fleetwood Town. He will wear the number nine shirt.

Rovers submitted a successful bid on Tuesday night with Okenabirhie carrying out his medical on Wednesday while the formalities of the deal were completed on Thursday morning.

The fee for the forward is undisclosed, though it is understood to be higher than the £75,000 fee reported elsewhere.

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Fejiri Okenabirhie

Okenabirhie says he was excited by boss Darren Moore’s plans for the club.

“I spoke to the manager about his ideas and how he saw me fitting in,” he told Rovers’ official website.

“There’s something he’s building here that I wanted to be a part of.

“He told me about how he wants to play, I’ve seen Rovers as well this season and the style of play suits me.

“Hopefully I can get some goals to help the team.”

“I just want to contribute to a team that are already doing well, adding my attributes to the squad.

“We’re just outside the play-offs and hopefully we want to break into the top six.

“I like scoring goals, finishing is my best attribute so hopefully I can get a few while I’m here - I like scoring goals.

“I did that for a season-and-a-half at Shrewsbury, I’m ready to do the same thing here.”

Okenabirhie has scored three goals this season and has not featured in a match day squad for Shrewsbury since the turn of the year. He found himself on the fringes of Sam Ricketts’ side despite finishing as last season’s top scorer.

He was set to reach the end of his contract in the summer and Shrewsbury were eager to cash in rather than losing him on a free at the end of the season.