'He's so hungry' - Darren Moore convinced Doncaster Rovers can bring out the best in Omar Bogle

New signing Omar Bogle is craving a chance to show his abilities over a run of games - and Darren Moore insists he will get that at Doncaster Rovers.

By Liam Hoden
Monday, 1st February 2021, 12:00 pm

The striker has endured frustration in his career since leaving Grimsby Town, where he made his name, in 2017, struggling for regular starts which he feels has denied him the chance to hit his stride.

Moore is confident he can bring out the best in the 28-year-old after he signed an 18-month contract following his release by Charlton Athletic.

“Omar will get that [run of games] here,” Moore said

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“He can certainly feel he has come to a club to play games and help us going forward, and keep us moving forward.

“He’s so hungry to get going.”

The Rovers boss believes opposition defenders will not relish coming up against a fit and firing Bogle.

“He will bring great experience again,” Moore said.

“He’ll ruffle defenders, he’s got an eye for goal and he’s a welcome addition to the club.

“It’s great to have him on board and I can’t wait to work with him.

“There are things in his game that we’re looking to improve and will definitely improve as we work with him.

“Opposition defenders won’t want to face him.

“We’ve known of him for a long time and we’ve come up against him.

“He’s certainly been a thorn in the side of teams I’ve been involved with when playing against us.

“I certainly had no hesitation when I heard of his availability of getting him in.”

Bogle was denied the chance of a debut for Rovers at Lincoln on Saturday after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week, which now sees him in isolation.

He is likely to have to wait until the trip to Fleetwood Town on February 9 for his first appearance in Rovers colours.

“I’m just gutted I can’t get my hands on him this week,” Moore said.

“Hopefully, when he gets back in, we’ll get our hands on him and get to work and he’ll bring a wonderful presence and a real threat to us.

“When the result came back he was gutted.

“We just told him to keep his head focused. He’ll do that.”


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