Forward Andy Cook is “buzzing” to seal his Deadline Day return to Tranmere Rovers after he signed on loan from Mansfield Town until the end of the season.
Having scored 49 goals in 85 appearances in his previous stint at Prenton Park, where he played a vital part in Rovers’ promotion back to the EFL in 2018, Cook is now back at the Club.
The former Barrow man was Tranmere’s top scorer during both campaigns on the Wirral, with his last goal coming in the Play-Off Final victory over Boreham Wood under the Wembley Stadium arch.
Cook, 29, becomes Micky Mellon’s sixth January signing following on from the arrivals of Peter Clarke, Alex Woodyard, James Vaughan, Luke McCullough and Morgan Feeney.
Bishop Auckland-born Cook expressed his delight after his move back to TRFC was confirmed.
He said: “I’m buzzing to be back. As soon as I found out about the interest, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
“I’m relieved and I can’t wait to get back playing at Tranmere and hopefully do what I did the last time I was there.
“The fans were good to me, everyone was good to me, so it was a no brainer to come back.
“I had an unbelievable time here and I don’t think I could have let this opportunity go. I’m so happy I’ve sorted it.
“I know the chairman and the manager, and a few of the players, so it has made things so much easier for me.”
Cook, who is eligible to pull on a TRFC shirt next Tuesday night when they host Doncaster Rovers in Sky Bet League One, says he has one target in mind.
He added: “It will be easier for me to get straight back in with all of the lads, so things like that played a part with the amount of people that I do know at the Club.
"I just want to come and push Tranmere up the league, score some goals and get them out of the relegation zone."
Welcome back to Tranmere Rovers, Andy!