Bristol Rovers sign experienced midfielder Jon Nolan after January window shuts

Another midfielder comes through the door as Bristol Rovers sign Jon Nolan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Another midfielder comes through the door as Bristol Rovers sign Jon Nolan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Another midfielder comes through the door as Bristol Rovers sign Jon Nolan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The Gas make a signing outside the January transfer window as an experienced midfielder joins

Bristol Rovers have added midfielder Jon Nolan to their squad as the free agent joins the club a day after Deadline Day.

Rovers had already brought in young midfielder Elliot Anderson from Newcastle United on a loan until the end of the season but have further added to the midfield department.

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He tops off a transfer window that have also seen striker Ryan Loft and defender James Connolly join the club in what was a busy window for them.

A host of clubs were reportedly interested in him including Peterborough according to the East Anglian Daily Times but it is the Gas that he has chosen to resume his playing career with.

Nolan was released by Ipswich Town yesterday, bringing an earlier end to his contract and was free to discuss a move to another club.

As the midfielder was released inside the transfer window and Rovers have a registration spot in their squad then he is able to be signed.

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The 29-year-old scored 10 goals in 72 appearances for his previous club but hadn’t played a game for them for almost a year, owing to a knee injury.

As well as Ipswich Town, the midfielder has played for Shrewsbury Town and Chesterfield in the third tier of English football. Before that he played non-league football for Stockport County Lincoln City, Wrexham and Grimsby.

Nolan hails from Huyton, the same part of Merseyside that current boss Joey Barton is from and is one of a number of players from the Liverpool area that have become a part of the first-team.

He is eligible to play against Sutton United this coming Saturday which is Bristol Rovers’ next match in the Sky Bet League Two.

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