Manager on new loan signing
Bristol Rovers today brought in Kaid Mohamed on loan, and John Ward is pleased that his patience has paid off.
The winger will be at the Memorial Stadium until the end of the season, and the manager will put him straight into the side for Saturday’s game against Newport.
John said: “I have got an experienced player, which is what I have been trying to do.
“This is something I have been talking to Port Vale about for a couple of weeks. They needed to keep him around their squad for their cup replay last weekend, so it was a case of being patient, but it is good to get him in now with two home games coming up.
“There is not much scope for me in terms of bringing in three or four faces, so I have had to work hard to try and get a player with experience.
“We have a lot of young boys here, and I have got a guy now with over 300 games to his name and goals to his name.
“We have got him to the end of the season, and I am very pleased with that.
“He has got a real good pedigree at this level. He is a Welsh boy too, so he is back in his own neck of the woods.”
As well as experience, Kaid is known for his pace and power.
John said: “He has got pace and can play either side, and will certainly get forward.
“His goal scoring record at Cheltenham was one in four, and if he can do that while he is here that is another five or six goals to come.
“He has got pace about him at the top end of the pitch, which we have needed.
“He is a big lad and a strong boy, and he wants to come and play. He knows this league and knows this level, he will know the ups and downs of football and knows what’s required.
“He is looking forward to getting go and playing some football. I have told him he is going to play Saturday, and hopefully he will do well.”
And the manager will need to talk to the Chairman to see if there is scope to bring in one more player.
He said: “I think that is awkward for me at the moment, and I have to talk to the Chairman to see if there is any cash left to enable us to do it.
“Kaid has not cost us a lot of money in terms of that, so we will see if we can do something else, but at the moment that will not be for Saturday.”