Yesterday’s signing of Jermaine Easter has brought a great buzz throughout the club and it’s supporters, but Rovers new front man is also excited to start a new challenge.
“I’m hugely excited to join Bristol Rovers, I think it is a big club in the wrong division.
“It really interested me being a part of a winning group of players that can gain consecutive promotions.
“I would say that it is a big challenge but one that I am definitely looking forward to.
Easter had been playing Championship football for Millwall and scored most recently in the Lions 6-1 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road on Boxing day and has now been persuaded to join Rovers with Easter saying that he thinks the club will be moving forward.
“It is an opportunity to play regular football and score goals which is the main thing that interests me.
“I really believe that this club can move forward and it really interests me to be a part of that.
“Being closer to South Wales was a draw as well, my family are from Cardiff so the opportunity to get home was always a big pull as well.
Darrell Clarke and Jermaine Easter were teammates at Hartlepool and Rovers new striker said the manager was another reason why he signed.
“We’ve always stayed in touch since we played together and we were good friends back then so Darrell was a big factor.
The Welsh international has scored goals wherever he has played notching his 100th career goal on Boxing Day and Jermaine is looking to increase that tally during his time at Rovers.
“Every striker wants to score goals, it’s like a drug to them, you score goals you get more confidence and you just thrive off that.
“I’ve come here to score a lot of goals and get the team promoted automatically.
Conference football isn’t a level that Easter has played at before but he says he is ready for the challenge.
“I’ve never really played at this level before, but at the end of the day it’s football. The goals don’t move, the ball doesn’t change so I will just get my head down and work hard and I’m sure the goals will start coming.
“I know there is going to be a pressure on me, but that doesn’t really phase me because I’m confident I will deliver.