Bristol Rovers Loan Former City Striker McBurnie
Bristol Rovers have today confirmed the loan signing of striker Oliver McBurnie from Swansea City for the remainder of the season. Whilst in the Bradford City youth team, McBurnie appeared 5 times for Manchester United scoring 3 goals in the 2013 Milk Cup.
McBurnie made 15 league appearances for the Bantams in his final season at Valley Parade before signing for Swansea City in the summer of 2015 on a three year contract. During his final season at Bradford he spent time on loan with Conference side Chester City, where he scored a consolation goal in a 5-1 defeat at The Memorial Stadium.
At the start of this season he was loaned out to Newport County were he scored a twenty-three minute hat trick on his debut against Luton Town. However he was recalled by The Swans after two more games because of injuries in the Swansea squad.
Speaking about the signing Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke said, “I am 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 County.
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 us to cover the absences of the players involved, but also add to competition for places in our first team squad.”