P244 ORACLE 244 Sun17 Oct ITN 2211:11        TRANSFER    NEWS Former England winger Mike Channon has signed for Third Division Bristol Rovers. He is being sponsored by a West Country freezer centre whose chairman is on the Rovers board. Manager Bobby Gould said: "This is a fabulous signing. Channon has a wealth of experience which is what we need." Channon had a brief spell with Newcastle this season after successful stays at Southampton and Man City. The 33-year-old player has signed a one -year contract and should make his debut against Millwall on Tuesday.