Tranmere Rovers have agreed a deal to re-sign 30-year-old forward Andy Mangan for an undisclosed fee from Sky Bet League One side Shrewsbury Town until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Mangan spent the first half of last season at Prenton Park where he scored 7 goals from sixteen starts in a Rovers shirt before joining Shrewsbury in the January transfer window.




He scored 6 goals for the Shrews at the end of last season to help them maintain their status in League One under current Tranmere manager Micky Mellon.

Mangan has played under Mellon in three different spells, once with Fleetwood Town and twice with Shrewsbury.

He has two promotions out of the National League on his CV, having helped both Accrington Stanley and Fleetwood to the league title in 2005/06 and 2011/12 respectively, while he also helped Shrewsbury to promotion out of League Two in 2014/15.

Mellon said: “I’m delighted that we’ve brought Andy back to Prenton Park.

“He is a player that I know very well having worked with him previously. He’s a good player who will further strengthen our attacking options so it’s great to have him as part of the group.

“He is a good character to have around the team and staff and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

Mangan said: “I’m over the moon to be back at Tranmere. It shows how much I think of the club that I wanted to come back.

“It was not an easy decision to leave Shrewsbury but the pull of Tranmere and working with Micky Mellon again plus the chance of winning promotion was simply too good to turn down.

“Micky is a manager I enjoy working with and have had a lot of success with in the past so that gives me great confidence going forward.

“I’d like to thank the Shrewsbury chairman for his understanding in this situation. If it wasn’t for him then this move wouldn’t have happened.

“I’d also like to thank Mark Palios for showing great confidence in me and wanting to bring me back to the club.

“I just cannot wait to get going again and am already looking forward to the next game”.

Source: www.footballconference.co.uk


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