As transfer deadline day approached, Rovers’ manager Ben Garner obtained the services of fast, direct striker Timmy Abraham from Championship side Fulham. Younger brother of Tammy Abraham, who had played for Bristol City before winning full England caps, Timmy was a fellow front man but could also play out wide. Born in London of Nigerian heritage, he had first played for Charlton’s Under-18 side in a 2-2 draw with Norwich City and scored against Bristol City, Cardiff City and Watford. At Craven Cottage, he had scored twice in 6(+4) Under-18 Premier League matches, both his goals coming in a 3-0 win against Brighton in September 2017, and he also scored in a cup match against Aston Villa. Progressing to the Under-23 side, he managed 2(+5) goalless League appearances and scored in a cup-tie against Reading in February 2019. The Football League Trophy afforded Abraham his initial taste of first-team action, playing in 2(+1) games in the autumn of 2018 away to Oxford, Wycombe and Northampton Town.