Pirates agree Heffernan extension

09 March 2010 01:17
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.

Source: BBC_Sport