Morecambe sign Bristol Rovers striker ahead of the new season

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Morecambe have added to their striking options with the signing of Jonah Ayunga from Bristol Rovers.

The 24-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee, penning a two-year contract with the Shrimps.

Having previously played for Dorchester Town, Sutton United and Havant and Waterlooville, Ayunga joined Bristol Rovers last season.

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He made 35 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals in the process.

New Morecambe signing Jonah Ayunga Picture: Morecambe FCNew Morecambe signing Jonah Ayunga Picture: Morecambe FC
New Morecambe signing Jonah Ayunga Picture: Morecambe FC
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He told the club website: “I’m happy to be here, my first day went well and I’m looking to get settled in.

“It’s happened very quickly, three or four days ago I had no idea it was going to happen!

“I had a chat with the gaffer here and he’s convinced me to come, he said he’s been aware of me for a couple of years.

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“It was good to make my League One debut last year and get a good amount of games, so knowing what it takes is what I’m going to bring to the team.”

Ayunga becomes the 14th signing of a busy summer for Morecambe manager Stephen Robinson.

With the club’s first fixture in League One coming a week on Saturday, he is pleased to have added Ayunga to the ranks.

He said: “I’m delighted, Jonah’s a boy I’ve kept tabs on since Bristol Rovers signed him and he has a lot of good attributes.

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“He is a big, strong boy, he can run in behind, and there are aspects of his game we know we can improve, he’s still young and there’s a lot of potential in him.

“I’m trying to get two in every position and within our budget it’s difficult, but we’ve managed to do that in a short space of time. People are starting to gel and understand, and I think Jonah just adds to that.”

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