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7 March 2016

Bristol Rovers have today completed the loan signing of Swansea City striker Oliver McBurnie, who has signed a deal which will see him remain at The Memorial Stadium for the remainder of the season.

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke said this afternoon; “I’m delighted to be able to bring Oliver to the club and wish him every success while he’s with us.

“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.”

The 20 year old graduated through the ranks at Bradford City, though he did appear in the 2013 Milk Cup for Manchester United, and made 15 league appearances for The Bantams before signing for Swansea last summer in a three year deal.

Last season he spent time on loan with Conference outfit Chester City, and he scored their consolation goal when they slipped to a 5-1 defeat at The Memorial Stadium last April.

Loaned out to Newport County earlier this season, he scored a 23 minute hat trick on his debut, against Luton Town and was recalled by Swansea after two more games for The Exiles.

The deal is subject to international clearance and Rovers are hoping that the Scottish U-19 and U-21 international will be able to take his place in Darrell Clarke’s squad for the visit of AFC Wimbledon tomorrow.

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