Doncaster Rovers 'set to sign' Shrewsbury Town forward Fejiri Okenabirhie according to reports

Doncaster Rovers are poised to complete the signing of forward Fejiri Okenabirhie from Shrewsbury Town, according to reports in Shropshire.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 1:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 7:29 pm
Fejiri Okenabirhie (centre)

The 23-year-old has found himself on the fringes of Sam Ricketts' side this season and is approaching the end of his contract at the New Meadow.

The Shropshire Star reports that the Shrews have sanctioned a permanent switch for Okenabirhie to Rovers as they look to cash in while they can on the forward.

Rovers' new talent identification manager Adam Henshall arrived from Shrewsbury in November and is understood to have played a significant role in the transfer.

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Okenabirhie has scored three goals in 24 appearances this season, but has started only ten matches and six in the league.

This is despite him having netted 16 times in 49 appearances last season in what was his first regular campaign in league football, becoming a popular figure among Shrews supporters as he built a reputation as a poacher.