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Bristol Rovers have completed the signing of Plymouth defender Gary Sawyer.

The 24-year-old, who made close to 100 league appearances for the Pilgrims, spent time on loan at local rivals Bristol City towards the end of last season and manager Paul Trollope is delighted to have secured his signature.

Trollope told the club's official website: "Gary was out of contract at Plymouth, although we believe he was offered a new contract at Home Park.

"However he felt that it was time for a fresh start and we feel that he is a fantastic signing for the football club. We beat off a number of other clubs to secure his signature and it took a while, because of that interest and the quality of the player involved."

Chairman Nick Higgs added: "I think it's a fantastic signing as Gary is a player with Championship pedigree and it shows the type of squad that Paul is trying to build here.

"He is another player who will help take the club forward and who will develop with us, and I'm delighted he has agreed to join us. He won't be the last player to arrive either as there are definitely more signings to come."

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