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Abu Ogogo Joins On Permanent Deal

Rovers make deadline day addition...

31 January 2019

The Club is delighted to announce the signing of experienced EFL midfielder, Abu Ogogo, on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old has a vast amount of experience, with a tally of 400 senior games under his belt and arrives at Rovers ahead Saturday's Sky Bet League One fixture against Southend United.

Starting out his career at Arsenal as a trainee, it was at Barnet where the midfielder got his first taste of senior football, with a successful loan spell during the 2008/09 campaign.

Ogogo joined Dagenham & Redbridge in the summer of 2009 and over a six-year stint in East London he made over 250 appearances.

Making the switch to Shrewsbury for the 2015/16 season, Ogogo enjoyed a successful first campaign at Montgomery Waters Meadow, helping his new side to avoid relegation and picking up the personal accolade of Players' Player of the Year and overall Player of the Year for his consistent performances.

Last season, the midfielder was named team captain for the Shrews, making over 40 appearances in their successful campaign that saw them appear in two Wembley finals.

Ogogo made the switch to the Ricoh Arena in the summer and has featured 14 times for Coventry City across all competitions so far this season.

On welcoming the newest member of his first-team squad, Manager Graham Coughlan commented, "I am delighted with the addition of Abu, he is a player with a wealth of experience that knows the leagues really well.

"Abu is also a great character that will provide a boost in the changing rooms and real warrior on the pitch, which is exactly what we need in our current situation."

Speaking on joining Rovers, Ogogo said, "The fanbase and the size of the club was a big attraction for me joining."

"I have been in tricky situations before, I am experienced and played a lot of games so I like to think I know what it takes to get out of trouble."

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