Let's get the one of the biggest and most controversial rumours out of the way first.
I think it's unlikely unfortunately. I'm not against us signing a player from the Robins on loan, particularly one of BP's undoubted ability, but I just feel as though McGhee will want players who we actually have a chance of keeping for the whole season. That would be extremely unlikely in this case. Besides, I'm not sure BP himself would consider the move. If he was to join us and play terribly then he'd get a load of stick from Gasheads... if he was to join us and score goals then he'd get a load of stick from disgruntled sheeds upon his return. It's a lose-lose situation for him.
I think this one may have legs but I can also see why Schlupp would spurn the opportunity to join us. He's close to being given more game-time at the King Power stadium and may see a spell away as a hinderance to his short-term prospects at Championship level. I hope that we are in for him though because he's precisely the sort of player we need to partner David Clarkson - he's a finisher and possesses terrifying pace too.
I could see this deal happening, should indeed we have made a move for him. He's nowhere near the first team under Andre Villas-Boas and has yet to make enough of an impact to earn a move to the Championship. I think he'd relish a year with the Gas to build up a reputation. I think it's a possibility.
They are the three main names that rumours have us going in for and I could safely say I'd be happy to see any of them pull on the quarters. They all have goals in them and would compliment our current strikers perfectly. It's a case of wait and see now though. With three days left before the weekend we hope to see movement in the next 48 hours or so. The question is... who will be a Bristol Rovers player by the time we face Exeter?