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Tom Eaves Set For Bristol Rovers Loan

The 20-year-old striker will move to Bristol for three months in order to kick-start Rovers' front line, where goals have been a major problem.

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Tom Eaves has been with Bolton Wanderers for two seasons now but injuries among other things have kept the 6'3" striker away from the first team. In order to get some match experience and hopefully push for a place amongst the regulars, the forward will go on loan to League Two side Bristol Rovers for three months.

Eaves joined Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2010 from Oldham Athletic and while he has not broken into the first team yet, he scores fairly regularly for the reserve side. The 20-year-old was given a chance to shine over the preseason and he looks much stronger than he ever has since signing.

After seven games this season, Bristol Rovers are second-bottom of League Two and without a single win, sitting on just four points. Eaves will move to bolster Rovers' attacking options as goals have been a major problem for the Pirates. In those seven games, Bristol have scored a total of four goals, two each at home and away.