Doncaster Rovers set to swoop for 23-year-old striker

Doncaster Rovers look set to sign Shrewsbury Town striker Fejiri Okenabirhie as reported by the Shropshire Star.

The twenty-three-year-old has struggled to get regular first-team action this campaign and with his contract coming to an end in the summer, Shrews boss Sam Ricketts has sanctioned a move away for the forward in January rather than risk losing him for free in the summer.


After sixteen goals in forty-nine outings last season, injury hampered his progress at the start of the current campaign, and he’s managed only two goals in seventeen appearances. The striker is a popular figure amongst many Salop fans, but he’s made only six league starts and failed to make Ricketts’ matchday squad for the last three games.

Okenabirhie started his career with Arsenal but switched to Stevenage, who handed him his league debut before moving into non-league with Harrow Borough. He then joined Dagenham and Redbridge before signing for Shrewsbury in 2018.

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After a great campaign, last season Okenabirhie has fallen out of the reckoning at Shrewsbury much to the annoyance of some fans who feel Ricketts has mismanaged the player.

Plenty of Salop fans will be disappointed the striker is leaving and will be hoping Ricketts has something up his sleeve as a replacement.

Rovers have struggled up front all season, and this one looks an excellent piece of business by Darren Moore, especially if a fresh start sees  Okenabirhie recapture his form from last season.



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