Nathan Blissett: Bristol Rovers striker savouring pro career

Nathan Blissett
Blissett left Kidderminster to join Bristol Rovers last week

New Bristol Rovers signing Nathan Blissett says turning professional was the "best decision" he has ever made.

Blissett, the nephew of ex-Watford forward Luther, was playing part-time for Northern Premier First Division South outfit Romulus when he was spotted by Kidderminster in 2012.

He left his job with British Gas to sign for Harriers and went on to join Conference rivals Rovers last week.

"I thought it was past me, if I'm honest," said the 24-year-old striker.

"I played at university and I played for a bit of money at Romulus. It was just a second thing to do.

"When I got the call from Kiddie it was a big decision. I had a decent job but I thought I had to take it. Now, seeing me today, it's been the best decision of my life."

Blissett's move from British Gas to 'The Gas'
The local nickname for Bristol Rovers is 'The Gas', and their fans known as 'Gasheads', because the club's former Eastville Stadium home was next to a gasworks.

Blissett notched 10 goals in 62 games during his time at Aggborough and scored against Bristol Rovers the week before moving to the Memorial Stadium.

He has initially signed on loan with the Pirates but the deal will become permanent in January.

And the forward made an instant impact at his new club, scoring on his debut in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chester.

"Bristol Rovers are not really a Conference club. To have over 6,000 people coming through the turnstiles for every home game is something you very rarely see at this level, so it was an easy decision to make," said Blissett of the former League Two side.

"It is always great to get off the mark in your first game.

"I feel a lot more established in this league now. I feel like a proper Conference player."

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