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14 January 2016


Cambridge United have agreed an undisclosed fee with Bristol Rovers for striker Rory Gaffney, who departs the Abbey Stadium. 

Having made the switch from Ireland to join the U’s from Limerick in January 2015, Gaffney did not make his Cambridge United debut until last August against Stevenage, due to a ten month spell on the side lines with a foot injury.

Since then Gaffney has scored twice in seven games and was moved out on loan to the Gas in November. 

The U’s have now negotiated a permanent deal for the 26-year old and commenting on the switch, Manager Shaun Derry said: “The intention of Rory moving to Bristol Rovers on loan was for him to return fitter, stronger and in a better frame of mind, solely focussed on the remainder of the season.

“Sadly Rory came back wanting to move to Bristol Rovers and when a player makes that decision, we only want people here who want to play for this football club.

“Everybody has to be 100% committed to what we want to achieve and with Rory saying he wanted to be elsewhere then our minds our made up. 

“We have been able to secure a deal with Bristol Rovers that is right for our football club.”

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