Shrewsbury Town striker Fejiri Okenabirhie has left the club, signing for League One rivals Doncaster Rovers on a permanent deal.
The 23-year-old has struggled for form with the Shrews this season and his contract was also coming to an end in the summer. That’s prompted manager Sam Ricketts to cash in now, rather than wait to lose him for free in June.
The striker bagged 16 goals in 49 appearances last season, but after injury hampered his progress at the start of the current campaign, he fell down the pecking order. He made only six league starts in 2019/20 and has recently been omitted from Salop’s matchday squads.
Okenabirhie started his career with Arsenal but moved to Stevenage after failing to make the grade at the Emirates. He made his league debut for Stevenage but dropped into non-league with Harrow and Dagenham and Redbridge before signing for Shrewsbury in 2018.
“We felt it was good to bring Fej here because we felt we needed someone in that department and he possesses all the attributes that we really want,” Rovers manager Darren Moore said.
“He’s a wonderful player, a clever player, he’s smooth,” he added. “He can link play, he can cause opposition teams problems by going in behind.”
If hes good enough for you hes good enough for me he’s rovers number 9 it’s okenbirhie, if he’s good enough for you he’s good enough for me, scoring goals fo us is where he wants to be???
— Mason⛔️ (@masondrfc_) January 30, 2020
Oh baby when you score like that
You make the black bank go mad
So score more
Our transfer from Shrewsbury
(Hips don't lie)
— Ben Smith (@bendrfcsmithMMA) January 30, 2020
That’s league one title done and dusted x
— T (@TGS_98) January 30, 2020
— dupebalogun (@dupebalogun) January 30, 2020
15 goal a season striker for £75k. Outrageous that
— Shitposter General (@reallygoodposts) January 30, 2020
Welcome lad …
IF HE'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU, HE'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.
can't wait to see you in action lad
— Daniel Rodgers (@DanielR_MCIL) January 30, 2020
Buzzing brill fab amazing
— Claire Brandon (@southstandclez) January 30, 2020