Rovers today completed the signing of Peterborough United striker Tom Nichols for an undisclosed fee.
Twenty-three-year-old Tom, a former Exeter City player, will link up with the squad travelling to Portugal later today.
Speaking after completing his move to the Memorial Stadium, Tom said, “I’m delighted to be here and to sign for the club.
“I knew about the interest a few weeks ago and just wanted to get the deal signed and over the line as soon as possible.
“I know what the club is about and as soon as I heard that Rovers were interested, I knew it was a club that I would love to join.”
Manager Darrell Clarke said, “I’m delighted to be signing a player, who in my opinion is a top-class striker.
“We have been working hard throughout the summer to sign someone to replace Matty Taylor and I look forward to working with Tom and I know that he will boost our strike force next season.”
Nichols made his debut for Exeter City on the 7TH May 2011 in a 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday and went on to score thirty-four goals in ninety-eight league games for the Grecians.
During his time at St James Park, he spent time on loan at Dorchester Town, Hereford United and Bath City.
In February of 2016, Tom joined Peterborough United and during his time at London Road scored eleven league goals in fifty league games.
Tom’s transfer is subject to him passing a satisfactory medical examination, which will take place later today.