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Rovers set deadline for Andrews

Wayne Andrews
Andrews was injured playing for Rovers last season

Bristol Rovers will make a decision on whether to sign striker Wayne Andrews by the end of the month.

Andrews is training with the club and is trying to prove he has overcome the knee injury he suffered last season.

"We want him, but he's got to be fit. We need to make a decision by the end of July," director of football Lennie Lawrence told BBC Radio Bristol.

"He's missed out on parts of his rehab because Coventry gave him a free, so it's about him catching up."

Rovers are pleased with the player's progress so far, but must decide whether or not to take him on their pre-season tour of Sweden later this month.

He's elected to throw his lot in with us pre-season and I think he's been wise to do it.

Lennie Lawrence

Asked whether they were likely to offer Andrews a deal, Lawrence replied, "We've got choices, there's a year, a month, or we say cheerio.

"We don't want to say that because he's a player we like and we want, but he is going to be behind the others (in terms of fitness)."

Rovers beat off competition to sign Andrew on loan last season and are aware other clubs will monitoring his situation.

"Maybe, but he's elected to throw his lot in with us pre-season and I think he's been wise to do it."

Junior Agogo
Agogo scored 45 goals in three years at Rovers
Meanwhile, Lawrence has confirmed the club will receive some money from Junior Agogo's transfer to Zamalek Sporting Club from Nottingham Forest.

Rovers included a sell-on clause when he left them for the City Ground in 2006.

"It's nice to get a few more quid out of that deal, we've had decent money out of that and we haven't necessarily finished strengthening the squad," Lawrence added.

"There might be one or two more in and one or two more out."


see also
Rovers unveil new training base
10 Jul 08 |  Bristol Rovers
Lambert in no hurry to agree deal
09 Jul 08 |  Bristol Rovers
Pirates line up fit-again Andrews
07 Jul 08 |  Bristol Rovers
Coles happy to stay with Rovers
08 Jul 08 |  Bristol Rovers
Duffy seals Bristol Rovers switch
04 Jul 08 |  Bristol Rovers
Agogo goes on Egyptian adventure
08 Jul 08 |  Nottm Forest


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