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On This Day: Sercombe Signs

31 May 2018

Exactly one year ago today, Liam Sercombe joined Rovers from Oxford United for an undisclosed fee.

Liam was the first of six summer first team additions made by Darrell Clarke and turned out to be inspired one.

Upon signing, the former Exeter City man had this to say.

“As soon as I knew of Rovers’ interest, there was only one place I wanted to go. People who know me will also know how much I wanted to come here. I’m very happy and can’t wait to get started.

“I want to help this club go forward because in my eyes it’s a big club and one that can definitely go places and I want to be part of it.”

The dynamic midfielder was thrusted straight into the fray, making his debut on the opening day of last season as Rovers were unfortunate to lose out 1-0 at Charlton Athletic in a tight contest.

His first goal for the club came just three days later, as he demonstrated what he was capable of and what was to come throughout the campaign, jinking past two defenders before rifling a wonderstrike into the top corner from outside the box against Cambridge United; the eventual Goal of the Season winner.

From there the 28-year old made 48 appearances (Ellis Harrison the only player to make more) in all competitions whilst finding the back of the net 12 times (third most last season), and providing eight assists.

His superb debut season at the Mem earned him the Players' Player of the Year award, pipping Ellis Harrison and Joe Partington to the accolade.

Liam scored some impressive and crucial goals last campaign, with his Goal of the Season winner against Cambridge standing out for technique, whilst his stoppage time winner at home to Portsmouth sticks out as one of the highlights of the season.

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