Holy Blues Boosted by the Arrival of Gavin Rothery

Holy Blues Boosted by the Arrival of Gavin Rothery

Dominic Roma has further strengthened his squad with the exciting acquisition of Gavin Rothery, an attacking midfielder, with an eye for goal. Twenty-eight year old, former Leeds United trainee Rothery signs on the dotted line, having left former National League North rivals Guiseley after spending a year with the Lions at the top level of the non-league game where he continued racking up appearances with virtually a goal every four league games, an impressive tally for a midfield man.

With a number of others released after Guiseley secured their National League status for another season, the opportunity presented itself for the Trinity boss to further enhance the quality of his side ahead of the 2016-17 season. As a youngster, the new man reached the international stage gaining England u19 recognition and that pedigree is something that will inspire his younger colleagues and demonstrates his proven quality.

During talks, Roma was keen to keep this targets’ name under wraps so as not to alert other potential suitors saying "Gavin is an exciting player who was courted by a lot of teams. He brings a lot of quality to a team already full of it! He can play in a number of attacking positions and gives us plenty of options!" He continued, "our supporters will certainly already be familiar with him, as he has caused us no end of problems in previous seasons. He truly has all the attributes to excite the Martin & Co faithful, and having him as part of our set up is definitely a feather in our cap!"

As well as being part of the successful Guiseley team that were frequently at the top end of the National League North, Rothery has played under a number of different managers, who he has learnt a lot from.

"I can’t wait to get started. I have got good experience of this level and am relishing the fresh start. I have been used to competing at the right end of the National League North and that’s what I am coming in to do, here at Gainsborough Trinity. The manager, Dominic Roma, did a brilliant job of selling me the club and what we are looking to achieve and I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team mates and having a good pre-season to prepare us ahead of a challenging campaign."

Rothery is another of a growing number of current Trinity players to also be involved in coaching, with Gavin involved with the Leeds United youth academy where he coaches in schools in the area – and his technical ability, leadership and experience at this level and above – not to mention his goal scoring prowess are all attributes sure to endear him to the Trinity faithful. Welcome to the club Gavin.

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