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Town Expected to Be Bristol Rovers Striker Harrison's Championship Destination
Sunday, 22nd Jul 2018 13:37

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has confirmed that striker Ellis Harrison is leaving the League One club for a Championship side.

The Bristol Post expects that club to be Town ahead of Blackburn, who had previously been mentioned in connection with the 24-year-old. Reports elsewhere claim Harrison will move on for a fee in excess of £1 million.

Harrison, who was first linked with the Blues on Friday, was left out of the Pirates’ friendly against Forest Green Rovers yesterday with Clarke subsequently refusing to comment on why.

Former Wales U21 international Harrison came through the youth system at the Memorial Stadium and has played all his senior games for the Pirates aside from a short spell on loan at Hartlepool early in 2016.

Last season the Newport-born forward scored 14 goals. In total for Bristol Rovers he has made 116 starts and 88 sub appearances, netting 49 times.

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Stadiumofdark added 13:43 - Jul 22
Exciting times. Need 3 or 4 additions as a minimum... even before anyone else departs

Devereuxxx added 13:45 - Jul 22
Scoring record doesn't jump out as that impressive, but then again neither did Waghorn's when he first joined. Good age too.

In an ideal world, I'm hoping this is a replacement for Mcgoldrick rather than Waghorn, and the money has come from the previous player sales and players on big money leaving. Waghorn playing as a 10 behind a mobile striker (which Harrison appears to be from my snap judgement of a 2-minute youtube video) would be an exciting prospect.

As long as he's holding our shirt rather than Blackburn's come tomorrow, this can only be a positive.

alexeasty99 added 13:46 - Jul 22
This is good news. Need some defensive signings now. Pleasing to see us spending some money after Webster’s departure.

crazyblue68 added 13:46 - Jul 22
Another lower league risk. The club are staring league 1 in the face. By bye Waghorn. Evans just keeps milking us.

oioihardy added 13:52 - Jul 22
Goodbye waghorn

oioihardy added 13:52 - Jul 22
Goodbye waghorn

trncbluearmy added 13:54 - Jul 22
From and before the days of Paul Mariner from Plymouth ITFC have always bought from the lower leagues, that is the Ipswich Way.
This player seems to be on an upwards curve and on face value is an excellent signing,I hope to compliment Waghorn,not to replace him.

midastouch added 13:55 - Jul 22
well worth a punt, let's hope he can step up. if hurst rates him then let's trust in his wisdom and hope he sets portman road ablaze with goals.

PositivelyPortman added 13:56 - Jul 22
Crazyblue68 you really are a dull pessimist aren’t you?
Did you say the same when Waghorn and Mings joined us?

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:58 - Jul 22
Young , came through their system, still learning his trade no doubt.

Let's hope we keep Waggy

meekreech added 14:01 - Jul 22
Why was Mccarthy not given the opportunity to spend the money on players that is now available? If he had the chances are he would have been able to produce , with the injured players available, a more pleasing brand of football. Not once last season was he able to field his first choice team. Unfortunately the quality of the signings are not equal to the cost being paid.

crazyblue68 added 14:07 - Jul 22
The signings are all big risks. From lower league teams, where looking at it, they havent set their teams alight. We look to be in real trouble, with a manager who could find himself out of his depth.

Bluewelshman added 14:16 - Jul 22
For God sake Crazyblue68, I guess your a glass half empty kind of guy. We are watching a new manager finding his type of player to form his kind of team, me for one are looking forward to see what happens. Come embrace the unknown with the rest of us.


clint_eastwood added 14:17 - Jul 22
err....Jordan Spence...clone!

howdonblue added 14:19 - Jul 22
Is she’d utd are offering between £5-£7 million realistically can we turn that down .

Unfortunately I don’t think so

But as long as we’re signing young up and coming replacements I’m happy enough with that .

Let’s all get behind Paul hurst

Popeye added 14:21 - Jul 22
Appears to have a bit of real pace which we have sadly been lacking in recent seasons

TheWizardDeVos added 14:30 - Jul 22
Let's not forget, David Johnson's (2nd one!) scoring record at Bury wasn't exceptional but he scored plenty for us.

BeattiesBackPocket added 14:45 - Jul 22
Meekreech he signed over 80 players in five years even if they’re freebies they still cost signing on fees that over 80 players is a lot of wasted money! He bought in injured players like Williams, huws etc and put the likes of McGoldrick another sick note on huge wages so don’t think he didn’t get money he did and three or four turned out great not many more though.

muccletonjoe added 14:48 - Jul 22
Would love to know what the chuffin hell is going on but I don't so we all have to wait in till tomorrow for the next exciting instalment

micksillett added 14:49 - Jul 22
I think it's being so positive that keeps crazyblue going! Strikers from lower leagues - Paul Mariner, Plymouth Argyle, Marcus Stewart, Huddersfield. Defenders - Aaron Creswell, Tranmere, Tyrone Mings, don't even know where he came from. Every signing is a risk, but there's a lot of very good players in the lower leagues. I think whoever we have to manage the club and whoever we sign, crazyblue will find something to moan about!

BlueandTruesince82 added 14:53 - Jul 22
Edwards, wanted by Bristol C
This guy, wanted by Blackburn
Townsend, the LB from Scunthorpe we are in for wanted by West Brom and Hull.

It's not like we're picking at random. Other clubs are interested in these players for a reason. Christ you lot loved the idea of getting Mowbray, would he be getting this if he were making the same signing.

This is isn't saying we're going up or anything else, just saying give the guy a chance.

Haven't even started, been like this for years, I rember Sheepshanks getting told to stick Joe Royale up his arse, nowts changed since.....

Bildestoned added 14:54 - Jul 22
A manager 'out of his depth'??? There ain't arf some footballing 'experts' on this forum, and this without a ball yet kicked in anger! My guess is that some of the comments here will look alarmingly lame in but a few weeks. Watch this space....

GTRKing added 15:00 - Jul 22
These players are linked with other Champ teams & we are getting them so these aren’t rubbish players. Let’s trust PH & see how well do in the season

rikksow added 15:09 - Jul 22
looks handy, Bristol Rovers always bring on good strikers.

floridaboy added 15:11 - Jul 22
Some on here know absolutely nothing about football. So many of the English players in the premiership came from the lower leagues. They all started somewhere!

People were begging for a fresh start after the previous manager. Now they have that fresh start they are moaning about it. If you don't like it don't go! Simple!

The players from the lower leagues who are moving up not only to us but others will be desperate to prove themselves. Good luck to them!

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