Doncaster Rovers have announced that they have completed the signing of Fejiri Okenabirhie from League One side Shrewsbury Town.
The forward has penned a contract with Darren Moore’s side until the end of the 2021/22 season, and he’ll be hoping to make an instant impact at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Doncaster revealed in a statement on their official website that the fee was undisclosed for Okenabirhie, but BBC Sheffield’s Andy Giddings went on to state that the fee is believed to be in the region of £75,000.
The fee for Fejiri Okenabirhie is believed to be just in excess of the reported 75K. #drfc.
— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) January 30, 2020
Okenabirhie was Shrewsbury’s top goalscorer in League One last season, as he finished the campaign with 16 goals to his name as they finished 18th in the third tier standings.
But the 23-year-old has struggled to replicate that form in this year’s campaign, and has only scored three goals in his 24 appearances this season.
Doncaster are currently sat ninth in the League One table, and will be hoping that Okenabirhie can fire them up the table at the earliest of opportunities.
If he can do that, then they could well find themselves challenging for a top-six finish once again, and they’ll be keen to fo further than last season, when they were beaten in the play-offs by eventual winners Charlton Athletic.
Okenabirhie could be in line to make his debut for Doncaster when they return to action on Saturday high-flying Fleetwood Town, in what is certain to be a tricky test for Donny.
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This could prove to be a smart bit of business by Darren Moore’s side.
Okenabirhie hasn’t hit the expectations first set for him this season, and he’ll be hoping he can recapture his best form in front of goal as soon as possible.
He’s already shown in last year’s campaign that he can score goals in League One, and if he can hit the ground running with Doncaster, then they’ll soon find themselves challenging for a top-six finish.
He has a point to prove this season, and I think this is an excellent signing for Darren Moore’s side, especially for such a small transfer fee.