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28 July 2014

Defender looking forward to the new season

New signing Daniel Leadbitter revealed that the fans played a part in his decision to come to Bristol Rovers, despite receiving offers from other clubs.

He said: “I had a couple of offers on the table, there was a good League Two offer there for me, but I got a call from Bristol Rovers and it made my decision so much easier.

“I played against Bristol Rovers for Torquay a couple of seasons back, and I will never forget it as there were about 9,000 people there – for a League Two team that is just massive.

“For the club to be in the Conference is ridiculous, and I think it will only be a matter of time before the club is back where it belongs, and I want to be a part of that.

"The Conference Premier is a tough league, but I have had a look at the lads here, and I think we have more than enough to trouble a lot of the teams.”

And when asked to describe himself as a player he said: “I will run all day, I am quick and I am a good one v one defender.

“I am quite versatile, where every the gaffer needs me to play, I will play.”

Manager Darrel Clarke said: “Dan played a full season at Hereford last year in the Conference Premier, and did very well by all accounts.

“He ticks the right boxes, so I made my move and am delighted to have brought him in. He is athletic and he can play wing back and right back.”

For the full interviews with both Daniel and Darrell, visit Gas Player.

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