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A CHAT WITH THE MANAGER

20 November 2014

Bristol Rovers completed the signing of Dagenham and Redbridge forward Bradley Goldberg and Darrell says that Goldberg is someone he knows lots about.

“Bradley Goldberg has come in from Dagenham and Redbridge, he scored a lot of goals last season for Bromley in the Conference South and won Player of the Year in that division.

“He is a player that I know a lot about, he is only 21 but he is a very sharp player who looks to play off the shoulder.

“I thought we needed to bring him in, he is here on a month initially because we lost Jamie White pretty suddenly so we needed to move quickly to bring someone in.

“There were a couple of Conference Premier clubs that wanted to bring him in but I’m delighted that he has decided to come to us on loan.

“Hopefully we should have another new arrival as well, if my other target comes in before Saturday but we will have to see.

Jamie White left the club on Monday after a poor spell but the Rovers boss believes that the move is in everyone’s best interests.

“Sometimes your signings work and sometimes they don’t and simply with Jamie it didn’t work.

“Jamie wanted to be playing more games but I couldn’t guarantee him starts to get him fully up to match speed.

“Lots of players these days just want to sit on their deals and get a pay-out, Jamie didn’t want that, he just wanted to get out and play games so for him to sign for Sutton I think it was best for both parties.

A Rovers 11 beat Cinderford Town 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night and Darrell believes that some of his first team players that were involved needed the game time.

“It was a good work out for the lads, Monkhouse, Gosling and Balanta get some good minutes under their belts.

“Cinderford brought their first team so it was a good competitive game and I really enjoyed watching it.

“Everyone came through the game without any problems, Balanta got his first 90 minutes which is a massive plus so those lads will all be in contention for Saturday.

Angelo Balanta played his first 90 minutes in a Bristol Rovers shirt on Tuesday after recovering from injury and the manager was impressed with his performance.

“Undoubtedly he is a talented player but it has just been frustrating for everyone involved.

“He was looking good in training and then he pulled his thigh but he is back fully into training and hopefully can be like a new signing for us.

“Tuesday was his first 90 minutes for a long time but it is clear the kid has ability.

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