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Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2020/2021

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While it's good that you are publicising White Review, the best of the Rovers forums, imo, why not come and join in the debate on there?

I think the remark that you are taking exception to is my feeling that the signings so far have been humdrum?

Unsure why the reference to the Scouse Prem sides, as Rovers are going into the transfer market equivalent of an Aldi, whereas they can shop at the equivalent of a Waitrose/Harrods, so we're never going to be after the same players. Any players we do recruit will be measured at a L2 level and last season for me, Spearing, Vaughan and (mainly because of his good record against us) Woolery were all inspiring signings at this level. My comment was a snapshot at this time, while accepting there's another 3 weeks before we're into pre-season games and enough of that top third budget still available to bolster the squad.
Its almost impossible to get on White Review.
The reason i mention them two across the river is because we struggle to get any young players because they are paying 3 or 4 times more to 18 year olds than we pay anybody. Older players or ones not good enough for PL academies are the top end of most clubs targets at this level. Being realistic.
 

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We’ve signed 2 but are way down on numbers. It’s difficult to see who is going to sign them unless Power gets ousted pdq. Could be a very difficult start to the season.
 

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Frank Nouble re-signed for colchester!! thank christ for that, there were rumours he was coming back to us.
 

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Has anybody else not made any signings or is it just the useless lot that run our club
We've signed one! that gives us 12 players so we can put out a first 11 + a sub keeper also that includes 3 first year pro's.
 

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We haven't.
Wierd isn't it...other than the players who have accepted a new contract, or extended their current one, there hasn't been a peep regarding new signings...pretty sure that in the last few seasons the club has done its business early, as the likes of Barrow and Walsall seem to have been doing, but this year we haven't. I expect (hope) we will see some movement on that front during the run up to pre-season training starting...we certainly have a few gaps in the squad.
 

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Wierd isn't it...other than the players who have accepted a new contract, or extended their current one, there hasn't been a peep regarding new signings...pretty sure that in the last few seasons the club has done its business early, as the likes of Barrow and Walsall seem to have been doing, but this year we haven't. I expect (hope) we will see some movement on that front during the run up to pre-season training starting...we certainly have a few gaps in the squad.
we've re-signed 1 (Josh Kay) who we had released, plus signed 6;- 4 of who were at Carlisle at one time or another. The other 2 were at Walsall at somepoint......
 
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Pretty sure one of our videos said that pre-season begins July 1st, and Cooper wants a full squad by then. I'd expect us to announce a midfielder this week, and we're still a defender short. We'll probably pad out the squad with a few loan signings later in the window.
 

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Pretty sure one of our videos said that pre-season begins July 1st, and Cooper wants a full squad by then. I'd expect us to announce a midfielder this week, and we're still a defender short. We'll probably pad out the squad with a few loan signings later in the window.
wouldn't be surprised if we try to get Mace Goodridge and Bobby Thomas back on loan from Burnley - but i can see Thomas going to an EFL 1 team next season.
 

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adding in our new signings our team in theory could look like this;-

Paul Farman
Connor Brown
Mark Ellis
Matty Platt (NEC*)
Patrick Brough
Mike Jones
Tom White
NEC*
Jamie Devitt
Offrande Zanzala
Scott Quigley (NEC*)

NEC* = not ex-Carlisle

Obviously that won't be our first choice starting line up - but can you imagine the anger "up North" if we were to beat Carlisle and/or finish higher than them with 8 ex-Carlisle players.....

Our line-up could potentially be:

Dean Gerken
Luke Chambers
Tom Eastman
Tommy Smith
Ryan Clampin (*NEI)
Cole Skuse
Alan Judge
Luke Hannant (*NEI)
Frank Nouble
Freddie Sears

*NEI - not ex-Ipswich. There is also talk we're looking at Emyr Huws from Ipswich too.
 

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Ryan Watson any good Northampton fans? On his way back to the Wirral apparently.
 

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Ryan Watson any good Northampton fans? On his way back to the Wirral apparently.
Went through a purple patch of scoring for us last season when he was pushed into almost a CAM role. Has a good shot on distance but does not always get involved in the game as much as one would like. He is a decent L2 central midfielder though. Would have been happy for him to stay.
 
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Just been confirmed Ryan Watson joins Rovers on a 2 year deal. A Tranmere fan too apparently
 

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Ryan Watson any good Northampton fans? On his way back to the Wirral apparently.

Was quite effective when played higher up the pitch but does have a big tendency of going missing in games
Arrives late in the box to notch a few useful goals too
 
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The reason i mention them two across the river is because we struggle to get any young players because they are paying 3 or 4 times more to 18 year olds than we pay anybody. Older players or ones not good enough for PL academies are the top end of most clubs targets at this level. Being realistic.
Agree re the younger players and a lot of them get put on the scrap-heap at the end of it too. Think we need an age balance in the squad though, so good that we brought in Merrie at 22 and now Watson in his late 20s
 

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Went through a purple patch of scoring for us last season when he was pushed into almost a CAM role. Has a good shot on distance but does not always get involved in the game as much as one would like. He is a decent L2 central midfielder though. Would have been happy for him to stay.
How does he compare to Paul Lewis.
 

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Agree re the younger players and a lot of them get put on the scrap-heap at the end of it too. Think we need an age balance in the squad though, so good that we brought in Merrie at 22 and now Watson in his late 20s
Early days yet. I am just letting the England national team provide any disappointment at the moment and letting Micky Mellon (and probably Steve Beck) get along with things player recruitment wise. I will judge the squad building in mid July.
 

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Liam Ridehalgh confirms on twitter he's leaving Rovers. The itk poster on another forum suggested a better deal financially elsewhere. As he was not going to be a guaranteed starter next season, best for both parties and as he's been with us through a roller-coaster 8 years feels like part of the furniture. Best of luck to him at his next club, destination Bradford?
 

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Liam Ridehalgh confirms on twitter he's leaving Rovers. The itk poster on another forum suggested a better deal financially elsewhere. As he was not going to be a guaranteed starter next season, best for both parties and as he's been with us through a roller-coaster 8 years feels like part of the furniture. Best of luck to him at his next club, destination Bradford?
We're announcing someone in the morning so would make sense.
 

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Liam Ridehalgh confirms on twitter he's leaving Rovers. The itk poster on another forum suggested a better deal financially elsewhere. As he was not going to be a guaranteed starter next season, best for both parties and as he's been with us through a roller-coaster 8 years feels like part of the furniture. Best of luck to him at his next club, destination Bradford?
Is he any good can’t say I remember him when we’ve played.
 

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Early days yet. I am just letting the England national team provide any disappointment at the moment and letting Micky Mellon (and probably Steve Beck) get along with things player recruitment wise. I will judge the squad building in mid July.
Are we trying to finish 2nd in the group?
 

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ive had a few quid on barrow. experienced manager making some really decent looking signings on paper.
 

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