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UPDATE: Tom Eaves Loan To Bristol Rovers Is Now Official

Bristol Rovers have officially announced Tom Eaves' short-term move to the Memorial Stadium

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The deal is for three months and Eaves will wear the number 32 (same as what he wears at Bolton) for Bristol Rovers. Speaking to their official website, manager Mark McGhee seemed very happy with his pickup:

"Tom was a young lad at Oldham who did brilliantly, and was snapped up by Bolton.

"He had a bad injury last pre season, but he has come back and he needs to play games.

"He is a big lad, about Matt Harrold's size, he runs the channels, does a bit of everything, and can play as well.

"He has shown a lot of promise and we hope he can bring something to the side in the absence of Matt, and provide competition to Joe, Eliot and Clarkey."

Eaves will hope to slot in before the weekend's away fixture at Exeter City. The 20-year-old striker has just under one year left on his Bolton Wanderers contract and will look to impress at Bristol in order to fight for a spot with the Trotters. He has yet to make a competitive first team appearance for Bolton.