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27 July 2012

Striker will join subject to medical

Bristol Rovers are set to sign David Clarkson on a two year deal subject to medical.
The striker has already spent most of pre season training with Rovers, and has now agreed terms with the club.
David has previous experience of working with manager Mark McGhee after having a spell under him at Motherwell.
Mark McGhee said: “I think he is a better player than he has shown, he is certainly a player with more than enough ability to cope with this level.
“I am expecting him to be a stand out at this division because of where he has come from.
“I have got the best out of him before, and I understand him. We are both strikers, and I know what he needs.
“He showed bits of his best the other night, Dave Clarkson is at his best when he is hunting, and that is what I intend to get out of him.”
David began his career at Moterwell, scoring his first goal nine minutes into his first starting appearance for the club, at home in an SPL match against Partick Thistle in January 2003.
Clarkson was a regular from the following season, playing in the majority of matches. 
During his time at Motherwell he made 219 appearances, scoring 49 goals.
In June 2009 he moved south of the border to join our local rival Bristol City on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee.
In September 2011, he spent a month on loan at Brentford.
Chairman Nick Higgs said: “This is a massive coo for the club, David has Championship experience and should be able to great things for us.
“We have spent a long time negotiating with his agent, and we are delighted that he has decided to join us.
“Hopefully he will score a lot of goals for us, and his experience at a higher level should also benefit the young strikers at the club.”
Clarkson has played twice for Scotland, scoring in a friendly against the Czech Republic in May 2008.

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