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Daniel Leadbitter




Date of birth



183 cm





The 23-year-old Geordie graduated through the ranks at Newcastle United, for whom he signed a pro contract in 2007.

Although he made a number of reserve team appearances for the Magpies he was unable to break into the first team and was released in June 2011. 

That same month he moved to the other end of the country when he signed for Torquay United  and he made his debut for the Gulls in a 0-1 defeat against Bradford City, at Valley Parade, in October 2011. 

There were 15 appearances in his one season at Plainmoor and in August 2013 he signed for Hereford United, for whom he made 40 appearances in 2013/14. 

Essentially a right back, he can play in any position across the back line and his versatility is likely to prove to be invaluable as the season progresses. 

Daniel made his Rovers debut on the opening day of the season, against Grimsby Town. 

Daniel scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win against Lincoln City on 13th September and was on the bench for last season’s Play Off Final. 

Leadbitter had an impressive season during Rovers 2015/16 campaign making 36 appearances and the pacey full back put pen to paper in the summer to remain at the club for another two seasons.

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