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Parkes set for Pirates move

Bristol Rovers have signed promising defender Tom Parkes from Leicester City, subject to a medical.

Last Updated: 20/08/12 at 13:58

Parkes: Joins subject to medical

Parkes: Joins subject to medical

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Parkes, 20, spent four months on loan at Rovers last season and Pirates boss Mark McGhee has swooped to make him a permanent addition, subject to a medical.

McGhee said: "We are delighted to be bringing Tom to the club. He is a left-sided centre-half which will give us great balance playing alongside either Garry Kenneth or Adam Virgo.

"He proved last season that he can play as well, and he will be a great addition to strengthen our defence."

Chairman Nick Higgs added: "We are delighted to have agreed terms with Leicester to bring Tom to the club on a permanent basis.

"He was very influential last season, and we see him as a fantastic prospect for the future."

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