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White's delight after penning Rovers deal

The young midfielder was thrilled to make the switch to Rovers after becoming the latest recruit

9 July 2019

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New recruit Tom White is aiming to grasp his opportunity at Rovers with both hands after penning a two-year contract with the club earlier today.

The 22-year-old, who arrives from Gateshead, will initially link up with the Under-23s side, before looking to push for a place in Tony Mowbray's first team squad.

A good friend of Adam Armstrong, White returns to the professional game having previously been with Carlisle United before his stint with The Heed, for whom he appeared on 44 occasions last season.

“It’s a dream come true, it’s a massive football club," the beaming midfielder said to iFollow Rovers after penning his deal.

“I learnt of the interest a few months ago, so to finally get it done, I’m delighted.

“It’s been long, I can’t lie. There have been many sleepless nights and it’s been a long process, but it’s more than worth it.

“It’s a club that's won the Premier League before, and for a club like that to want to sign me, it’s massive and a huge honour.

“It’s a massive opportunity, there’s no two ways about it. It’s something that might only come around once and I need to take it with both hands. That’s what I intend to do," he added.

“It’s possible to make it as a pro, and if it’s possible then you can achieve it. If I don’t then it won’t be for a lack of effort.

“I know Connor Thomson and Jordan Preston were here and they’ve said how good the setup is here. Coming to a football club like this is a no-brainer.

“I know the way I play and it’s about implementing the same things as I’ve always done, albeit at a higher level. I like to get on the ball, I like to play deep and start attacks.

"I also want to chip in with a few more goals, work hard, pass it and move it and create attacking situations."

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