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Rovers secure Mo move

10 August 2015

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Rovers have completed the loan signing of Swansea City's Modou Barrow.

The highly-rated attacker joins the club on an emergency Football League loan until November 10th - subject to international clearance.

Born in the Gambia, his family moved to Sweden when he was just 11, with Mo playing for several teams at youth level.

After spells with Norrköping and Varberg, the forward joined Östersunds FK, where he caught the eye of overseas scouts after 10 goals in 19 appearances for the Swedish second divison side.

That prompted Swansea City to move for the youngster in August 2014 and he became the first Gambian to play in the Premier League when he came off the bench in a 2-1 win over Arsenal that November.

Further first team appearances for the Welsh club followed, including starting against Rovers in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Ewood Park in January.

After signing a new long-term deal at the Liberty Stadium, the pacy forward then joined Nottingham Forest on loan in March 2015, again playing against Rovers in the 3-3 draw at Ewood a month later.

Swansea City have given permission for Mo to play for Rovers in this season's Capital One Cup and the 22-year-old could feature in tomorrow night's match against Shrewsbury Town if clearance is received in time.

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