Rovers swoop for Harrold
Buckle delighted to sign striker from League Two rivals
Last Updated: June 17, 2011 11:17am
Harrold: Has left Shrewsbury to join Bristol Rovers on a two-year contract
Bristol Rovers have completed the signing of striker Matt Harrold from League Two rivals Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.
Skysports.com revealed earlier this month that Rovers were lining up a move for Harrold after losing Will Hoskins to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Harrold only joined Shrewsbury last summer on a free transfer from Wycombe Wanderers and scored nine goals last season.
He has now agreed a two-year contract at the Memorial Stadium and new Rovers boss Paul Buckle is happy to have added the 26-year-old to his squad.
"I am delighted to have Matt on board. We managed to get him for a great price, he is a real bargain," Buckle told the club's official website.
"He is strong, and a solid target man but he is also good with the ball into his feet. He is a class act, and I know that his work rate will endear him to the Bristol Rovers faithful.
"He is capable of playing at League One level, and these are the type of players I am trying to bring to the club."