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John Marquis signs for Rovers

4 July 2022

The club is delighted to announce that striker John Marquis has put pen to paper on a deal until 2024.

The 30-year-old centre-forward joins Rovers following the expiration of his short-term contract at Lincoln. John started his career at Millwall and made his professional debut against the Gas in Rovers' 2-0 victory against the Lions in 2009. Marquis spent seven years at Milwall where he made 52 appearances and scored five goals.

Whilst at Milwall, Marquis spent time on loan at a number of clubs including Northampton and Cheltenham Town until leaving Milwall permanently in 2016, when he signed for Doncaster Rovers. Marquis played 134 games for Doncaster where he scored an impressive 61 goals during his three-year stay at the Keepmoat Stadium. 

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John signed a three-year deal with Portsmouth in 2019 before joining Lincoln on loan in January 2022. On his move to Rovers, Marquis said:

"I'm very excited, I'm looking forward to starting a new challenge with Rovers. After speaking to the manager and coming down to The Quarters, I knew that this would be the perfect place to play my football for the next couple of years."

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On our new front-man, Joey Barton said:

"We are excited to be able to announce that John Marquis has signed for Bristol Rovers.

"John is a player I’ve admired for some time. He is a real coup for us, a proven goalscorer at League One level and a great addition.

"After speaking to him over the last few weeks it was clear that, like me, he believes he can continue to improve. Our group will continue to push to get better every day and John will fit in superbly.

"John is keen to get going and will fly out tonight to join up with us in Portugal in what has already been a really solid few days of training."


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