Moore pens Rovers extension

03 July 2009 01:25
Tranmere Rovers have handed a new two-year contract to veteran striker Ian Moore. The 32-year-old becomes new manager John Barnes' first signing since taking the reins at Prenton Park and he revealed he always wanted to stay on the Wirral. "It was an easy decision. I was offered a two-year deal when my father was manager here and it was important for me to speak to the new manager and see what his plans were for me," Moore told the club's website. "I was told I'm in his plans so it was an easy decision to make." Moore also revealed that the new management are gearing up well ahead of the forthcoming League One season. "Pre-season has been good so far, the new management team are very optimistic and I think things are going to go well," he added. "Hopefully I can plug in a with a few goals between now and the end of my contract." Barnes also commented on securing the striker's services, adding: "It's very important (that Ian signed a new contract) - not just in terms of the quality he brings, but he has a good attitude and he is an experienced player. Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Jon Welsh is being trialled by Barnes with a view to winning a contract with the club.

Source: ESA