Bristol Rovers have signed Clayton McDonald on a 93 day emergency loan from League Two leaders Port Vale. The 6 ft 6 central defender has featured regularly for the Valiants as they've taken the division by storm but has found himself out of the side since Darren Purse joined from Plymouth Argyle.
John Ward has worked hard to snap him up to provide competition for places with our only two other centre halves Tom Parkes and Mark McChrystal. Ward has explained he may need to bide his time as it would be unfair to change the side who won 3-0 away at Fleetwood in our last match.
The deal has a 24-hour recall option after 1 month to protect Micky Adams' interests should he face an injury crisis at Vale.