Popov was denied a permit
Ivelin Popov's proposed move to Rovers fell through after a work permit application was rejected.
The Litex Lovech youngster was all set for a move after a medical was passed and terms agreed on a £2.5 million deal but the move was waylaid after work permit complications kicked in.
The problem is that Popov has not made enough appearances for Bulgaria in the last two years after picking up a fairly serious injury last season.
That piece of information may explain why no striker was signed and why Jason Roberts may still be with us for the time being.
Sam was keen, we were keen and the player was keen but it looks like we have missed out again.
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