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Tosin eager to show exactly what he can do

The defender is targeting a regular spot in the Rovers back line after becoming summer signing number five

31 July 2019

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Tosin Adarabioyo says he's eager to make his second season in the Championship a memorable one after joining Rovers from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old put pen-to-paper earlier today to become Tony Mowbray's fifth summer signing, following on from the captures of Stewart Downing, Bradley Johnson, Sam Gallagher and Christian Walton.

The youngster enjoyed a campaign on loan at divisional rivals West Bromwich Albion last season, appearing 36 times for the Baggies, who ultimately finished in the play-off positions.

Adarabioyo played in both games against Rovers in 2018-19, but is now looking to help his new team get one over his old side - and the rest of the Championship.

“It’s been over a week now since the talks really began and I’m just pleased that everything’s been sorted out," the defender told iFollow Rovers just moments after signing.

“I remember playing against Rovers last season for West Brom and they were two very difficult fixtures.

“I think the way that the gaffer wants to play, it really appeals to me. When I heard of the interest my mind went back to those two games against Rovers.

“I think that it will definitely be a good partnership. It’s nice for a player when a manager has you down as his first choice."

Last term was the starlet's first run of regular football, and he's hoping that the games will continue to arrive as he targets a regular spot in the Rovers backline.

“Playing games, whether it’s twice a week or once a week, it’s all you want to do as a footballer, so hopefully I can replicate that this season in the Championship," the towering centre back added.

“It was a big learning curve for me at West Brom and a different sort of game from what I’m used to. I felt I adapted quite quickly and really did enjoy the season.

“I learned a lot of things from the gaffer there, Darren Moore, and the rest of the players.

“Having been in the division before, I feel I’m ready to get straight into it again and show everyone exactly what I can do.

“I’m at the stage of my career where I have to be playing every week and show my quality."

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