Rovers snap up striker

8 Mar

Bristol Rovers have signed teenage Swansea striker Oliver McBurnie on loan until the end of the season.

Swansea: Rovers snap up strikerSwansea: Rovers snap up striker

The 19-year-old came through the ranks at Bradford before moving to south Wales on a three-year deal last summer having spent time at Conference side Chester last season – even scoring against Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

McBurnie was recalled early from a loan spell at Newport County in December – having scored a hat-trick on his debut against Luton – and Rovers have now benefited.

The Scotland Under-21 international could make his Rovers debut in their League Two clash against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

“I’m delighted to be able to bring Oliver to the club and wish him every success while he’s with us,” Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told

“He is a highly-rated young player and has had brief experience of playing in League Two this season with Newport.

“He was recalled early from that spell in order so that he could train with Swansea’s first-team squad and it’s really pleasing that they have allowed him to join us on loan until the end of the season.

“We have picked up a few injuries of late and his arrival will not only enable to cover the absences of the players involved, but also add to competition for places in our first-team squad.”


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