Doncaster midfielder completes move to League One club as former Rovers keeper is linked with Rotherham United

DONCASTER Rovers midfielder Harrison Biggins has completed a move to League One outfit Shrewsbury Town - having cited a desire to prove himself in the third tier as the reason behind his decision to leave South Yorkshire.

Out of contract at the end of June, Biggins rejected fresh terms at Rovers and has now sealed his switch to Shropshire on a two-year deal.

The former Fleetwood player, 28, impressed during Rovers’ charge to the play-offs at the end of last term in a season which saw him score eight goals.

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Shrews manager Paul Hurst said: “When I spoke to him, it was clear he wants the opportunity - and has the hunger - to prove himself in the division (League One) once again.

Outgoing Doncaster Rovers midfielder Harrison Biggins, who has joined League One club Shrewsbury Town. Picture: PAOutgoing Doncaster Rovers midfielder Harrison Biggins, who has joined League One club Shrewsbury Town. Picture: PA
Outgoing Doncaster Rovers midfielder Harrison Biggins, who has joined League One club Shrewsbury Town. Picture: PA

"He is an all-round midfielder but, for me, what stands out is the way he makes the box. Hopefully, he will bring some goals and assists to the team.

"He is another player with an excellent attitude."

To help mitigate for the loss of Biggins and former loanee Hakeeb Adelakun – who elected to move on after being offered fresh terms - Rovers have already bought in three new midfield options in the shape of Harry Clifton, Jordan Gibson and Joe Sbarra.

Speaking recently, manager Grant McCann – also pressing ahead with other targets - said: “We offered them good contracts based on what we felt was good for them and how they performed.

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"But it’s just football. You don’t get everything you want so we had to act quickly. We always had plans in place if we didn’t keep players.”

Rotherham United are reportedly leading the chase for released Shrewsbury goalkeeper Marko Marosi, with three League One clubs said to be interested in the former Doncaster custodian, including Huddersfield Town.