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Bristol Rovers extend loan of Paul Heffernan

Paul Heffernan
Heffernan scored in Rovers' 4-0 hammering of Swindon

Bristol Rovers have extended the loan of Doncaster Rovers striker Paul Heffernan until the end of the season.

The Dubliner, who has previously played for neighbours Bristol City, has enjoyed a sound start at the Memorial Ground, scoring twice in six starts.

Heffernan, 28, told BBC Radio Bristol: "I'm enjoying myself down here and it was an easy decision to make.

"We're still eight or nine points off sixth place. If we start picking up a few wins, you never know."

Heffernan scored in Saturday's 4-0 win at west country rivals Swindon, impressing up front alongside Jo Kuffour.

And Rovers boss Paul Trollope added: "His sharpness is coming back and Saturday's performance was a sign of things to come."

The terms of the loan agreed with Doncaster mean that Heffernan will not be available if the Pirates reach the League One play-offs.

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