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BARRETT JOINS BRISTOL ROVERS
17th May 2002 20:07


BARRETT JOINS BRISTOL ROVERS
http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk, 17 May 2002
Rovers have this afternoon reached a successful conclusion in talks with three new players, who will formally sign for the club in just over six weeks' time.
Kevin Austin of Cambridge United, Anwar Uddin of Sheffield Wednesday and Adam Barrett of Mansfield Town, have all agreed terms at the Memorial Stadium, and will put pen to paper in contracts that will commence from 1st July.
The trio of defenders become Director of Football Ray Graydon's first captures since he took over the club in April, and the Rovers boss hopes they'll settle in quickly.
"Myself and John Still watched and met with all three of the players, to make sure they had the right qualities," Graydon told bristolrovers.co.uk, "We felt that they were keen to come here for the right reasons, and that they'll bring with them a hunger for success.
"I have always said that it's important that you bring in players that want to be part of a team, and are proud to be representing the club they play for, and that's what I believe we have here."
Barrett made 30 appearances for Mansfield Town last season during their promotion campaign, and will sign a two-year deal with the Pirates. The 22-year-old has previously played at Plymouth Argyle and Leyton Orient.
"Bringing in new players in one of the most challenging and exciting parts of the job," added Graydon, "I've been looking forward to it since I arrived here, and I'm looking forward to bringing in more over time. Although you can never be 100 per cent when you sign any players, I believe these three will be very useful additions to my squad for the season ahead."

 

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